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  • Parco to build Pakistan's ‘biggest oil refinery’ in Hub

    ISLAMABAD: The Pak-Arab Oil Refinery (Parco) will begin building Pakistan's biggest oil refinery in Balochistan's Hub area, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi confirmed to DawnNews...

    The $5 billion Khalifa Coastal Oil Refinery, which will have a production capacity of 250,000 barrels per day, is expected to be completed within five years, Abbasi said...

  • IOC Salt Lake reforms example for FIFA: Bach

    LONDON: The way FIFA can regain credibility is to implement reforms such as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) did in the wake of the scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2002 Winter Olympics to Salt Lake City IOC president Thomas Bach said on Saturday...

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

    KARACHI: Speakers at a seminar on Saturday said the number of people using iodised salt had phenomenally increased in Karachi over the past few years, yet a large number of people were using salt without iodine and inviting a host of diseases...

    Senior officials said they had planned a campaign against food manufacturers, outlets and eateries not using the iodised salt...

  • Law on mandatory iodised salt

    LAHORE: The Punjab health department has decided to make legislation for mandatory salt iodisation along with Micronutrient Initiative (MI)...

    Earlier talking to the parliamentarians, Salman Rafiq and Parliamentary Secretary Imran Nazir agreed on the importance of salt iodisation and its impact on the population...

  • Vahali State — a gem in the Salt Range

    Though the entire area of the Salt Range is scenic, the nature has been more generous on Jhangar Valley...

    Sardars of Vahali were not only the owners of salt mines of Khewrah but also held top positions in the courts of the rulers of Punjab and Kashmir - from the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to the Rajas of Kashmir and Poonch and the British government...

  • Salt Range, Margalla Hills protect capital from heatwaves

    ISLAMABAD: As a strong heat wave continues to take its toll on the Indian plains, Pakistan is not under any immediate threat from the scorching sun, possibly because of the constant inflow of cool winds from Europe and Central Asia...

    “However, the situation changes as one starts to move further north towards Pakistan,” he said...

  • Effort on salinity isn’t worth its salt

    SALT and water in the soil render nearly a third of Pakistan’s cultivable land unproductive...

    The annual cost of crop losses from the problem has been estimated at between Rs15bn and Rs55bnThe FAO study says that the reforestation of salt-affected soils is possible with the help of proper site preparation, choice of species and the development of nursery and planting techniques...

  • Lukaku opens account as United down Salt Lake

    SALT LAKE CITY (Utah): New signing Romelu Lukaku got off the mark with the winning goal in his first start for Manchester United on Monday as the Premier League giants came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a pre-season friendly...

    2 million) transfer last week, fired United ahead on 38 minutes, latching on to a low cross from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and lashing home a left-footed shot after taking three touches to round a defender...

  • Robbers’ havens in the Salt Range

    At a glance, the Salt Range makes for a serene scene...

    People from the Salt Range’s belt, in Chakwal district, are known for being moderate and hospitable, and the villages have been largely free of sectarian violence...

  • Compensation sought for killed salt miners

    KARAK: Local labour union leaders have demanded payment of compensation to the legal heirs of the workers killed and injured in the salt mines here...

    Speaking at a meeting here on Wednesday, labour union district president Naveed Khattak and general secretary Taj Mohammad said labourer Gul Daraz Khan was killed and Mir Afzal was injured when a salt mine caved in at Lakh Kani area some time ago, but no compensation was made to the...

  • Worth its salt

    Savoury foods need salt to bring out the flavour; lesser amount of salt leaves a bland taste to the food...

    who in contrast to her sisters, told him that she likes him as she likes salt, but realised what she meant when salt was omitted from his food...

  • Labour: Worth their salt

    With more than 100 salt mines in Tharparkar, workers suffer from serious financial and health problems due to alleged exploitation by salt lake owners and violation of labour laws...

    This is growing concern not only for salt-mine workers but also for human rights defenders and the locals...

  • Khewra salt mine — a popular tourist spot

    It was here that Alexander’s horses introduced the world to salt when they were seen licking stones in the Salt Range, near present day Khewra...

    According to information from the Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC), ASP Khan, a local chief brought the existence of salt at Khewra to the notice of Akbar the Great in 1500 AD...

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