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    Domestic Courier Services In Pakistan Halal Food

  • Senate body approves bill to regulate courier, logistics services

    ISLAMABAD: Nine years after its inception, the draft bill to establish a regulatory body for courier and logistics businesses has been approved by the Senate Standing Committee on Postal Services...

    Stakeholders invited to the meeting and Senator Mirza Mohammad Afridi objected to the bill on the grounds that the new authority would grant leverage to the Pakistan Post, contrary to the environment of fair competition in the sector... ...

  • Courier companies decry proposed logistics regulation bill

    KARACHI: Courier and logistic operators said that they have not been consulted on the bill titled ‘Pakistan Courier and Logistics Regulatory Authority Act 2017’...

    Sources said the proposed act would regulate the functions of the courier and cargo sector, help generate funds for the government and set tariffs for courier services in a transparent and fair manner...

  • 50,000 testing kits imported by Sindh govt arrive via courier service flight

    KARACHI: A consignment of 50,000 testing kits — sufficient for testing suspected Covid-19 patients for the next 15 days — has arrived through the flight of a private courier service after Sindh got “no response from Islamabad” on its request to allow cargo flight operations to bring imported items from China and the United Kingdom, officials and industry sources said on Saturday...

    ”He said an international courier and cargo company...

  • 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,...

  • 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)...

  • Services sector: domestic and outward growth

    AS an economy grows, the role of services increases in the domestic value-added products and the export sectors...

    Pakistan’s services sector has been growing at a considerable rate for the last few years; in fact, much faster than the entire commodity producing sector of the economy, which comprises agriculture, industry and manufacturing...

  • Sitcom 'Halal in the Family' explores being Muslim in America

    Called "that rarest of things in popular entertainment, a sympathetic Muslim family at the center of its own show," by The New York Times, web series Halal in the Family went live last week, showing audiences the lighter side of being Muslim in America...

    Aired on website Funny or Die Halal in the Family was conceived of by actor-comedian Aasif Mandvi and his writing partner from popular late night show The Daily Show, Miles Kahn... ...

  • Poultry sector vies for piece of global halal pie

    While policymakers in Pakistan may have, time and again, committed themselves to pursuing an export-led plan for rapid economic growth and reduction in the country’s external account vulnerabilities, no government has ever formulated an effective policy to boost exports...

    Owing to a policy emphasis on import substitution, Pakistan’s export base remains narrow and skewed in favour of textiles and clothing, which have historically...

  • Halal chocolate takes off among Muslims with a sweet tooth

    MUSLIM countries are turning into fast-growing markets for chocolate, and one Asian country is betting more people around the world are going to want candy and goodies that comply with the religion’s strict food laws...

    With a majority of its own people classified as Muslim, Malaysia already sells mostly cocoa products in compliance with halal principles -- which forbid the use of alcohol and some animal products...

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