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  • Pemra withdraws ban on contraceptive ads

    ISLAMABAD: Within days of imposing a ban on airing advertisements for contraceptive products on electronic media, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) realised that promoting birth control measures was part of the national agenda and could not be banned...

    Though Pemra officials declined to name these state institutions, they insisted that complaints against contraceptive advertisements had been received by the...

  • 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,...

  • Thousands of Ecstasy pills seized

    According to the ANF, during the raid, 6,943 ‘Ecstasy’ pills were found in possession of four men who were staying in a hotel...

    During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the suspects are natives of Karachi and were in the business of transporting pills to other cities...

  • Why you should avoid popping pills in the long term

    I analyse ingredient labels for ages, put most things back and either scoff like a food snob or shake my head disapprovingly...

    I would find myself casually popping pills here and there for a cold, a headache or stomach cramps, never once stopping to read the ingredient label...

  • Pills that kill

    This is not an old problem in Pakistan...

    If the police report is to be believed (such are the options in Pakistan), and a good half of the drug inspectors entrusted with the task of ensuring that catastrophes like the one at PIC do not recur, are corrupt, then we are all playing a game of Russian roulette...

  • Indian Air Force pilots popping pills to 'heighten alertness'

    Modafinil and Zolpidem, nicknamed ‘Go/No-Go’ pills respectively, are used to first increase adrenaline and wakefulness, then counteract with sedation for recovery until the next mission...

    Read: Indian Air Force faces risk as Pakistan, China modernise: reportHandling highly stressful situations becomes more difficult when sleep-deprivation and fatigue come into play, and can negatively affect decision-making ability...

  • ‘Feminist drone’ delivers abortion pills to Poland

    WARSAW: Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country’s restrictive abortion laws...

    The pills are not available in Poland and Jula Gaweda of the feminist organisation Feminoteka said that two Polish women — who were not pregnant — swallowed them as part of the “symbolic” stunt organised by Dutch pro-choice campaign group Women on Waves...

  • 11m ‘Syria war drug’ pills seized in Turkey

    ISTANBUL: The Turkish authorities have seized close to the Syrian border a record haul of almost 11 million pills of the synthetic stimulant drug captagon which is believed to play a crucial part in Syria’s civil war, reports said on Friday...

    9 million pills weighing almost two tonnes in two separate raids in the Hatay region on the border with Syria this week, the official Anatolia news agency and Hurriyet daily quoted the interior...

  • Policeman shoots, injures Karachi doctor allegedly after being denied sleeping pills

    A policeman shot and injured a doctor at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in Karachi late on Wednesday night allegedly over not being prescribed sleeping pills...

    Police said that initial investigation reports suggested that the police constable, who was posted at CTD Civil Lines, shot and injured Dr Fahad Hussain in the emergency ward of the hospital over not getting sleeping pills the previous night by...

  • 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)...

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