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  • First generation RLNG plants fire up in shadow of second generation circular debt

    ISLAMABAD: A second generation of circular debt in the gas sector has come into being as three key Punjab-based power projects of about 3,600 megawatts on imported Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) are now reaching the belated commercial operation dates (CODs)...

    Informed sources told Dawn the delayed commissioning of these plants had not only compromised full utilisation of LNG terminals but also caused demurrage charges to LNG importers,...

  • No plans to postpone consumption tax hike: Abe

    TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he still plans to raise the consumption tax next year, denying speculation the planned increase would be postponed out of concern that Japan’s economy won’t be able to handle it...

    The tax increase is needed to maintain Japan’s welfare system and to secure confidence from markets and the international community, Abe said at a news conference marking parliament’s formal approval of the...

  • Only six milk brands fit for consumption in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After conducting tests on 16 brands of packaged milk given Ultra High Temperature (UHT) and pasteurisation treatment, the Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) has found that only six are safe for consumption, the National Assembly was told on Monday...

    Pasteurisation is a similar process, but involves lower temperatures and seeks to preserve microbes that are good for human consumption while...

  • Report finds sharp decline in Pakistan’s pulse consumption

    ISLAMABAD: The consumption of pulses in Pakistan has sharply declined from about 15kg per person a year to about 7kg per person a year, found a new report of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations...

    The report titled ‘State of Food and Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific Region’, reviewed pulse consumption in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh over the period from 1961 to 2013...

  • Tea consumption up in Pakistan

    8 per cent in per capita consumption of tea in Pakistan has been recorded from 2007 to 2016...

    According to the current market situation and medium-term outlook, published by the Food and Agriculture (FAO) of the United Nations, Pakistan is among the seven countries where per capita consumption of tea has been increased...

  • Eight of family die from ‘toxic food consumption’

    From there, they were shifted to the Nishtar Hospital in Multan and the Dera Ghazi Khan Teaching Hospital because of their precarious condition...

    On Thursday, eight of them died who are Hafeez Mai, Rafiq, Amjad, Nazeer, Saifullah, Shahbaz, Rasheed and Akram in the Nishtar Hospital...

  • ‘11 mineral, bottled water brands unsafe for consumption’

    ISLAMABAD: Contaminated bottled water continues to be sold in the market, despite efforts to ensure the provision of safe drinking water, the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) said in its report for the months of April through to June, 2017...

    The government has tasked the council with monitoring bottled and mineral water brands and it publicises its results every quarter...

  • Drought reduces water consumption in California

    LOS ANGELES: Water consumption dropped 13...

    But the figures fail to show the uneven consumption between different areas, with some regions showing big drops, while others, compared to others like El Segundo, which saw a 35 per cent increase in its water use...

  • Wheat consumption falls in Ramazan

    KARACHI: The consumption of wheat has fallen to nearly 110,000 tonnes during Ramazan in Karachi compared to the monthly average of 150,000 tonnes in summer...

    A flour miller said the decline was mainly due to the use of alternative foods by people in Ramazan and the closure of hotels and restaurants...

  • SHC report finds 77pc of Sindh's water unsafe for human consumption

    At least 77 per cent of the water in 14 districts of Sindh was found to be unsafe for human consumption, according to an inquiry report submitted before the Sindh High Court (SHC)...

    The report, titled 'Status of drinking water, quality of surface and ground water sources in Sindh' was submitted before the SHC on Saturday, DawnNews reported...

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