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  • Taliban ask airlines to resume international flights to Afghanistan

    The Taliban government in Afghanistan appealed on Sunday for international flights to be resumed, promising full cooperation with airlines and saying that problems at Kabul airport had been resolved...

    The statement from the foreign affairs ministry comes as the new administration has stepped up efforts to open up the country and gain international acceptance following the collapse of the Western-backed government last month...

  • Airlines urge White House to end Covid international travel testing rules

    Major airlines, business and travel groups urged the White House on Wednesday to end Covid-19 pre-departure testing requirements for vaccinated international passengers travelling to the United States...

    Airlines for America, the US Chamber of Commerce, International Air Transport Association, Aerospace Industries Association, the US Travel Association and other groups called for a change in a letter to White House coronavirus...

  • International security company hired for Pakistan by ICC: Sethi

    LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has hired an international security company on a three-year term in order to aid the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi said on Tuesday...

    Sethi told Dawn that the security company will visit the country during either the last week of August or the first week of September...

  • ‘Illicit cigarette trade growing in Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: Despite a regulatory regime in place to reduce smoking in Pakistan, the government has not been able to achieve its desired results...

    Figures highlighted during a presentation on Wednesday revealed that between 2008 and 2013, smoking incidence in Pakistan was reduced by 0...

  • Cigarette giants' lobbying led to dilution of tobacco health warnings in Pakistan: report

    Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives...

    In Pakistan, where the government estimates tobacco kills more than 100,000 people a year, Philip Morris launched a lobbying campaign...

  • Pakistan offers cheapest cigarette prices in South Asia: study

    ISLAMABAD: Cigarette prices are the cheapest in Pakistan when compared with other countries in the South Asian region, said a study by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)...

    The study titled: “Estimating the price elasticity for cigarette and chewed tobacco in Pakistan: evidence from micro-level data,” asked the policymakers to increase tax on tobacco products to make it out of the purchasing power of the youth...

  • Pope stubs out cigarette sales in Vatican

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has outlawed the sale of cigarettes at the Vatican in a bid to lead by example on healthy living...

    “The Holy Father has decided that the Vatican will cease to sell cigarettes to employees as of 2018,” the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday
  • Boiler blast death: Four cigarette unit staffers booked

    SAHIWAL: Yousufwala police on Tuesday registered a case (307/15) against four employees of a cigarette company 13 days after a mechanic lost his life in a boiler blast at the factory situated at Qadirabad...

    He said on Tuesday Abid’s father Azim along with a number of villagers blocked Lahore-Multan Road and demanded registration of a case against the company management...

  • ‘Grotesque’ cigarette packets may carry ad against corruption

    ISLAMABAD: On one hand the ministry of national health services (NHS) has been trying to stop use of tobacco, but on the other it plans to offer cigarette packets for government advertisement against corruption...

    On February 11, the ministry of NHS announced to introduce pictorial warning on the packets of cigarette which would cover its 85 per cent area...

  • Cancer-causing chemicals in one puff of cigarette

    He said about 100,000 deaths in Pakistan were caused annually by smoking alone...

    “Over 4,000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette – 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer,” he said and stressed upon the need to share this information with smokers to a maximum level...

  • Cigarette sales to minors ‘widespread in Punjab’

    ISLAMABAD: More than half the incidents of cigarette sale to minors occur in Punjab, while the province in also the worst offender in terms of allowing tobacco sale within 50 metres of educational institutions...

    This was revealed by Khurram Hashmi, national coordinator of the Coalition for Tobacco Control (CTC), at the launch of the report ‘Stubbing it Out: Status of Enforcement of Tobacco Control Laws in Pakistan’ on Thursday... ...

  • FDI in cigarette industry curls up

    KARACHI: The tobacco and cigarette industry is still attractive to foreign investors in Pakis­tan, reflecting growing business and rising profits despite high taxes on this sector...

    On the whole, Pakistan has become almost a neg­lected country for foreign investors as FDI has fallen to $851m in FY15 from $6...

  • Enlarged health warning on cigarette packs delayed again

    ISLAMABAD: The fifth extension given by the Ministry of National Health Services to the tobacco industry to increase the size of pictorial health warning on cigarette packets has drawn a lot of flak from civil society and the health circles...

    On February 11, 2015, Ms Tarar announced that the size of the pictorial warning would be increased from the current 40 per cent to 85 per cent of the cigarette packets...

  • Cigarette makers out to block passage of anti-smoking law

    PESHAWAR: The Cigarette-manufacturers are out to block the passage of a law, aiming to ban smoking, from the provincial assembly, according to sources...

    Source said that being signatory to WHO’s International Health Regulations, it was obligatory for Pakistan to implement law against use of tobacco...

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