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  • Karachi Bar Association to boycott court proceedings on Tuesday to protest IHC judge's removal

    The Karachi Bar Association (KBA) has announced to boycott the legal proceedings in the city courts on Tuesday to record protest against the removal of Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui on the recommendation of Supreme Judicial Council (SJC)...

    KBA president Syed Haider Imam Rizvi said the decision to boycott the legal proceedings was unanimously taken at a meeting of bar association’s managing committee held on...

  • Dist admin official-lawyer row: High court bar seeks judicial inquiry

    BAHAWALPUR: The Lahore High Court Bar Association (Bahawalpur) president, Khair Muhammad Bhadera, has demanded a judicial inquiry into a row between the district administration and lawyers resulting in registration of a case against lawyers...

    He said the Punjab Bar Council and the chief justice of the LHC had been informed about the incident...

  • US association goes to court against ICC

    KARACHI: The suspended cricket association of the USA (USACA) has approached the US district court, eastern district of New York, by filing a petition against the International Cricket Council, seeking relief in the form of damages for the disparaging remarks made by the world cricket governing body officials about the federation...

  • PTI challenges Sindh’s accountability law in Sindh High Court

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Tuesday moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) against a new provincial law that repeals the applicability of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), better known as the NAB Ordinance, in the province...

    The SHC on Friday directed the Sindh and federal governments to respond to the constitutional petitions filed by the two opposition parties against the new provincial law repealing the...

  • Jailed Indian tycoon seals deal to keep hotels

    MUMBAI: The Sahara Group of jailed Indian tycoon Subrata Roy said Monday it had reached a deal with Britain's billionaire Reuben brothers to avert the sale of three luxury hotels overseas...

    “The negotiations that are already under way are expected to generate new money for meeting the group's immediate requirements in the Honourable Supreme Court of India,” it said in a statement, referring to the bail money...

  • ‘Food manufacturers, hotels ordered to use iodised salt’

    “We have given a month’s time to the food manufacturers, hotels and shop owners to process or use iodised salt otherwise legal action will be taken against them,” said Dr Aijaz...

    He said the authorities finally woke up to take action against the errant processors and shopkeepers and would follow the procedures given in the Sindh Iodised Salt Act, which was passed by the provincial assembly two years ago...

  • Occupancy rates rise, but hotels differ on CPEC-related business

    However, hotels in different cities offer divergent views on business generated by CPEC-related activity...

    Hotels in Karachi are witnessing comparatively higher number of Chinese visitors, whereas hotel operators in Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi say the role of CPEC was not significant in a rise in occupancy...

  • Hotels, college canteens sealed

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority teams on Thursday sealed various eateries, restaurants and food production units besides imposing fine on others in various parts of the city...

    A team headed by PFA Director (operations) Ms Ayesha Mumtaz in Data Ganj Bakhsh Town sealed Best Western Hotel’s Kitchen
  • Chinese city hotels asked to turn away people from five Muslim countries

    BEIJING: Police have ordered some low-end hotels in the Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou not to allow guests from five Muslim-majority countries to stay, though China’s foreign ministry said it had never heard of the policy...

    Three hotels with rooms costing about $23 a night said they had received police notices as early as March, telling them to turn away people from Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Turkey and Afghanistan...

  • Swoop on two five-star hotels

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) swooped on two five-star hotels in Lahore on Friday as part of its drive to hunt those compromising pure food, cleanliness and hygiene parameters...

    A team headed by PFA Director Ayesha Mumtaz reached the hotels on The Mall and imposed Rs75,000 fine on each of them...

  • Traders oppose raids on restaurants, hotels

    ISLAMABAD: Terming it a ‘half-baked and ill-conceived move’, the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Monday called upon the capital administration to halt the ongoing raids on hotels and restaurants without first issuing a warning...

    “The local administration should first develop proper standard operating procedures (SOPs), checklists and parameters for hotels and restaurants defining a neat and clean food...

  • Food authority seals 15 eateries, hotels

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority on Friday sealed Allama Iqbal Medical College cafeteria and imposed a heavy fine on the Jinnah Hospital canteen contractor for poor cleanliness, hygiene and food handling standards...

    According to a press release, the PFA team, led by Director Operations Ayesha Mumtaz, sealed the college’s cafeteria for poor cleanliness and hygiene issues
  • This week 50 years ago: City hotels cancel marriage parties

    Similarities are starkThe month of April in 1967 came as a bit of a shock for hotel owners who used to have marriage ceremonies arranged in the spacious halls and lush-green gardens of their hotels...

    On April 5, it was reported that about a dozen valima receptions and marriage parties booked in various leading hotels and restaurants of the city for the first week of the month had been cancelled following the imposition of the West...

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