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  • Situationer: Who's who of Baloch insurgency

    MORE than 24 hours after the mass murder of over 20 Pakhtuns in Mastung on Friday night, the United Baloch Army claimed responsibility for the attack...

    Balochistan is in the throes of the fifth and longest running insurgency since 1947...

  • Rupture in the Baloch insurgency

    THE decade-old insurgency in Balochistan is no longer the monolith that it had so far appeared to be...

    Twenty people were killed and several injured in the early hours of Tuesday during a clash between two militant groups belonging to the banned Balochistan Liberation Army and the United Baloch Army that took place near the border of Kohlu and Dera Bugti districts...

  • China detains 11 for smashing halal food shop

    BEIJING: Police in western China detained 11 people after a crowd of angry customers in early May smashed a halal shop suspected of mishandling food prepared according to Islamic custom, state media said...

    A group of “law-breakers” in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, broke into a store on May 1 and vandalised it after discovering that non-halal foods had been transported along with halal products, a violation of...

  • Govt brings bill to promote halal food trade

    ISLAMABAD: The government introduced a bill in the National Assembly on Thursday to set up an authority to help Pakistan take a due share in what a minister put at trillions of dollars worth of world trade in halal food and other products...

    The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions the establishment of an Islamabad-based authority, with a high-powered board of governors, headed by the minister for science and technology, to develop...

  • KP Halal food authority’s expansion to districts hits snag

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority’s expansion to 15 districts of the province has hit a roadblock as its management puts the hiring of over 200 staff on indefinite hold...

    The authority, which was established under the KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority Act, 2014, began operation in March 2018 and is currently working in the provincial capital and seven divisional headquarters, Kohat, Mardan,...

  • Myanmar's Rohingya insurgency has links to Saudi, Pakistan: report

    A group of Rohingya Muslims that attacked Myanmar border guards in October is headed by people with links to Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said on Thursday, citing members of the group...

    “Though not confirmed, there are indications he went to Pakistan and possibly elsewhere, and that he received practical training in modern guerrilla warfare,” the group said, noting that Ata Ullah was one of 20...

  • The phenomena of Qandeel Baloch: Did the Media Kill Qandeel Baloch?

    It has been over two weeks since social media star Qandeel Baloch was killed by her brother and cousin as she slept in her parents’ home in Multan, on July 15, 2016...

    In an environment where the lines between Pakistan’s mainstream and sensationalist media seem to have been irretrievably blurred, Qandeel was soon invited to popular talk shows and even shows that discussed current affairs on a regular basis...

  • Pakistan plans to boost export of halal products

    ISLAMABAD: Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from shop counters as Pakistan looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to Gulf states...

    At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law...

  • Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

    ISLAMABAD: Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states...

    At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law...

  • UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

    LAHORE: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allowed transportation of halal products from Pakistan via sea which would bring down freight cost by one third, Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Chairman Justice (retired) Khalil-ur-Reman Khan said on Tuesday...

    He was addressing foreign delegates and local businessmen in the 6th International Halal Conference held at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)...

  • ‘Malaysia for more halal business with Pakistan’

    LAHORE: Malaysia wants to increase the volume of halal business with Pakistan with the help of local business community, said senior Malaysian educationist Dr Syed Jalaludin bin Syed Salim on Friday...

    He was addressing the ‘Halal Business Projection’ seminar organised by the Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA)...

  • Afghanistan harnesses anti-Taliban militias as insurgency spreads

    The Taliban recently came close to overrunning Kunduz city, in the most alarming threat to any provincial capital since the 2001 US-led invasion of Afghanistan, as the insurgency spreads north beyond its traditional southern stronghold...

    It also lays bare the shortcomings of the multi-billion dollar US-led effort to develop self-reliant Afghan forces, suffering large daily casualties and struggling to rein in an ascendant insurgency...

  • COAS vows to crush insurgency in Balochistan

    ISLAMABAD: Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif warned “foreign governments and intelligence agencies” on Wednesday against their involvement in the insurgency in Balochistan and announced continuation of development projects in the province by military organisations despite insurgent attacks...

    “The army chief warned foreign states, intelligence agencies against trying to destabilise Pakistan by supporting terrorists in Balochistan...

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