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  • Pindi’s Bank Road revamped as food street

    RAWALPINDI: As the sun began to set over the garrison city, Bank Road in Saddar came alive with the sound of music and the delicious smells wafting from the various food stalls...

    The Bank Road was declared a walking street last week, with the completion of the Saddar food street project...

  • Bangkok bans its street food

    BANGKOK: Authorities in Thailand’s capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks...

    Thailand’s street-food hawkers whip up tasty delights, from noodles and fried rice to oyster omelettes, in the blink of an eye, often with little more than a gas-cannister kitchen on a cart...

  • 14 photos that prove Pakistani street food is the absolute best

    Be prepared to venture away from the upscale atmosphere of restaurants for a taste of mouthwatering street food...

    Here's our top picks from the many fantastic photos of 'Street Foods' submitted to us on Instagram through our #DawnWeeklyProject:In our weekly project, we give photographers on Instagram a chance to have their pictures featured on our Instagram account as well as our website...

  • Street crime ‘surge’: Lahore police propose law to tackle 12,000 ‘offenders’

    LAHORE: The police authorities in Lahore claim to have come up with a list of nearly 12,000 ‘habitual offenders’ who are behind a significant surge in ‘violent crimes’ in the provincial capital, and proposed amendment to certain laws...

    In the wake of these incidents, he said, the police authorities compiled data of 12,000 habitual offenders who are behind most crime incidents in Lahore...

  • Lahore witnesses sharp increase in street crime

    LAHORE: The provincial capital witnessed a sharp increase in street crime as more than three dozen incidents of robbery and theft were reported during the last 24 hours in various parts of the city...

    Robbers looted five houses, 15 citizens during street crime and snatched motorcycles and cars from others, exposing the police’s utter failure in controlling crime in the city...

  • ‘Sustainable food production, rational fertiliser use leads to food security’

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can achieve food security through sustainable food production, food experts at a lecture titled ‘Food Security and Need for Good Agricultural Practices in Crop Production’ said on Monday...

    “Food security is one of the bigger challenges facing the world today,” Charge d’ Affaires at the Embassy of the Netherlands Renate Pors said, adding that though the Netherlands was a small country, it focuses on achieving food...

  • Punjab Food Authority to take steps for provision of quality food items

    RAWALPINDI: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) will declare Rawalpindi as the model city for food safety and measures will be taken so people can get quality food items in the market...

    Talking to Dawn, PFA Chairman Umer Tanveer Butt said the provincial food authority was taking measures for provision of quality food to people including milk, meat and other edibles in the open market...

  • Mandatory food, non-food items inspection to be outsourced

    ISLAMABAD: The ministry of science and technology has decided to outsource inspection of the mandatory food and non-food items...

    Currently, quality and standard of over 160 items are mandated for inspection to the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA), an attached department of the ministry...

  • Can CPEC weather Pakistan's political storm?

    In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’...

    A statement on the subject mailed to Dawn by the Chinese Embassy reads, “It hopes that all parties and sections in Pakistan can prioritise state and national interests, properly deal with their domestic affairs, maintain unity...

  • Bad weather delays fourth day of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test

    Overnight rain and poor light continued to mar the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, stopping the start of play on the fourth day on Saturday...

    The Test is the first in Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus killed eight people in March 2009, leading to the suspension of international cricket in the country as foreign teams refused to visit over security fears...

  • Pakistan face Slovenia today amid inclement weather

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan take on Slovenia in the Davis Cup Asia Oceania playoff starting here at the Pakistan Sports Complex on Friday amid inclement weather conditions in the federal capital...

    Meanwhile, the referee said while the weather in the federal capital was unpredictable the tie was most likely to happen on March 6-7...

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