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  • 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...

    So amongst other things, Pop-Tarts are off the shelves in many stores, along with imported jelly, sweets and several European brands of chicken soup...

  • Rangers offer Diwali sweets to Indian BSF

    LAHORE: The Pakistani border force, Punjab Rangers, on Wednesday offered sweets and exchanged greetings with their Indian counterparts at Wagah borders to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali in resumption of the customary exchange of good wishes suspended for the last many months due to tensions between the two neighbouring states...

    Punjab Rangers had refused to accept sweets from Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Eidul Fitr this...

  • Shop owner’s brother ‘mixed’ poison in sweets

    LAYYAH: The mystery of 31 deaths caused by poisonous sweetmeats was resolved on Thursday when the younger brother of the sweet shop owner reportedly confessed to have mixed pesticide in the products...

    Khalid Mahmood, younger brother of shop owner Tariq Mahmood, told police that he spiked the sweetmeats with pesticide after exchange of words with his elder sibling “to teach him a lesson”
  • In 'mithai diplomacy' move, Pakistan Rangers gift sweets to Indian BSF on Holi

    SAMBA: Pakistan Rangers in an exchange of customary greetings gifted sweets to Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) in Indian-held Kashmir's Samba sector on the occasion of Holi on Thursday, Times of India reported...

    The move comes just a day after the flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border on the eve of Pakistan Day celebrations, when Rangers Deputy Director General Brigadier Zahid Hussain gifted sweets to his Indian...

  • Eid of sweets and vermicelli

    Ramat Jan Kaka, 66, while explaining the significance of sweets being shared and presented to guests on the eve of Eidul Fitr said, sweets and vermicelli would mean to forget about the bitterness, if any, that occurred before or during Ramazan...

    The tradition of sweets and vermicelli has lingered on despite drastic changes in its way of preparation and presentation down the ages...

  • Banks asked to dedicate one-fifth of branches to agri-lending

    QUETTA: The Agricultural Credit Advisory Committee (ACAC) has proposed that banks should dedicate at least 20 per cent of total branches to agri-lending, according to a press release on Saturday...

    The ACAC proposed that the availability of agri credit officers in agri lending branches should be ensured...

  • FBR, NBP branches to remain open today

    It said that the SBP has directed settlement/clearing of FBR transactions on month-end as follows:The NBP branches (A, B and C) will settle their transactions on same day (May 30) with respective SBP-BSC offices for which a special clearing will be arranged at 03:00pm by NIFT and NBP will settle the transactions with SBP-BSC by 9:00pm...

  • Altaf calls PTI, JI ‘branches of Taliban, Al Qaeda’

    KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has called the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Jamaat-i-Islami ‘bran­ches of the Taliban and Al Qaeda’ and predicted a massive defeat for his party’s rivals in the NA-246 by-election on April 23...

    Addressing a huge rally on Liaquatabad flyover on Saturday, the MQM chief said the people of Karachi had already rejected the pro-Taliban forces and they would vote for his ‘progressive,...

  • NBP branches to remain open till late evening today

    KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has announced that on Monday all its branches in the country will remain open till late in the evening, and will even arrange iftari for customers banking around that time...

    It said the bank’s branches remained open till 8pm on June 29 and until midnight on June 30...

  • Faysal Bank to open over 100 branches

    DUBAI: Bahrain-based Ithmaar Bank plans to add more than 100 branches in Pakistan this year through its subsidiary Faysal Bank, to capitalise on the country’s low penetration rate of banking services, a senior executive said...

    “We are planning to be over 500 branches this coming year and are aggressive in this,” al-Mutawa said in an interview...

  • NBP taking Covid-19 measures at all branches

    KARACHI: The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has said that it is taking Covid-19 precautionary measures and social distancing initiatives at all branches...

    In a press release issued on Friday, the bank said that in order to serve its customers during these challenging times, all branches have taken all necessary measures possible...

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