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  • Halal food products bill approved by Senate committee

    ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Science and Technology approved on Monday the ‘Pakistan Halal Authority Bill, 2015’, paving way for the up-gradation of food laws in the country...

    The bill, already approved by the National Assembly in December, will now be presented in the upper house for approval...

  • Agro-food products: access to export markets

    The agro-food sector is the largest non-textile component of the national export basket, and has been the main driver of export diversification during the last 15 years — since 2001...

    The share of textiles has declined from 68pc to 60pc, whereas that of the food sector has increased from 10pc to 19pc...

  • ‘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...

  • 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...

  • 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 said the Pakistan Halal Authority has also been operational and the first meeting of its Board of Directors is being held on April 13...

  • Pakistan is producing state of the art defence products, says President Mamnoon

    ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain said on Tuesday that Pakistan is producing state of the art defence products, which have also been exported to friendly countries, according to a report on Radio Pakistan...

    The president was also of the opinion that better marketing policies need to be developed in order to enhance export of Pakistani defence products to international clients, said the report...

  • Traders announce boycott of American products

    PESHAWAR: Leaders of various local trader bodies unanimously adopted a resolution on Wednesday announcing the boycott of American products and the staging of a joint rally in the city today (Thursday) to condemn US President Donald Trump’s diatribe against Pakistan...

    The speakers said the new US policy on Afghanistan was an insult to the huge sacrifices rendered by Pakistan’s law-enforcement and security personnel and civilians...

  • Prices of all petroleum products increased

    ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday increased prices of all petroleum products by up to 11 per cent with immediate effect for the month of November...

    His argument for the increase in the prices of kerosene oil and LDO was that the move would minimise huge price difference of the two products with petrol and that would discourage mixing of kerosene in petrol...

  • Petroleum products witness overall 3.39% increase during last fiscal year

    Production of six petroleum products including jet fuel oil, motor spirits, high-speed diesel, furnace oil, jute batching oil and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) witnessed an increase, while kerosene oil, diesel oil, lubricating oil and solvent naphtha showed negative growth, according to official data available with APP...

    The petroleum products that contributed to the positive growth included jet fuel, production of which grew by 5......

  • Sales tax collection from petroleum products falls

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue witnessed Rs8 billion decline in sales tax collection from petroleum products during the first half of this fiscal year from a year ago because of lower oil prices...

    7 per cent in sale of domestic taxable petroleum products during July-December 2014 from a year ago...

  • Spring festival fails to feature farm products

    OKARA: The 20-day Jashan-i-Baharan or spring festival concluded here on Wednesday with a big sports show at the district stadium by students of six schools for children with special needs...

    They took part in a race, a wheelchair race, a song competition, a tableau and a march past
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