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  • Upgrading food packaging industry

    THE three-day annual packaging exhibition held in Karachi in the first week of September has boosted hopes for better packaging solutions for the food industry...

    And, during business to business session, initial contacts have been established between foreign and local companies for manufacturing of better quality food packaging materials including a vast array of food-grade papers, cards and plastics...

  • Tax credits to packaging industry

    LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to withdraw amendment to the SRO1125(I)/2011 through SRO491(I)/2016 under which input tax credit or refund of packing material of all sorts had been disallowed...

    In a statement, LCCI President Sheikh Mohammad Arshad said this would have far-reaching consequences for the nascent industry...

  • Use of wood packaging banned for exports

    KARACHI: The Department of Plant Protection (DPP), Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR), has banned the use of wood packaging including crates, boxes and cases, for storing fruits and vegetables intended for exports from May 20, 2015...

    DPP had received serious warnings from the European Union and other countries due to increasing interceptions of consignments infested with pests and deterioration in quality due to...

  • Wooden packaging banned

    ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed a ban on the use of wooden packaging material for exporting perishables with effect from May 20, 2015...

    Through a notification, the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has warned that no official certificate will be issued to any perishable including fruits and vegetables in wooden packaging for export...

  • Move to improve packaging of fruits and veggies

    The decision follows growing complaints from many buyers about fruits and vegetable consignments in wooden packaging, and found lacking in quality, having been infested with pests...

    Officials of All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Exporters Association admit that many routinely used crates, boxes and cases made of untreated wood in exports of fruits and vegetables...

  • Packaging material makers losing business to informal rivals

    LAHORE: Registered manufacturers/suppliers of packaging material claim they have lost a good chunk of their business linked directly with exports...

    The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is currently implementing a statutory regulatory order (SRO) under which the input tax credit/refund of packaging material of all sorts has been disallowed July 1 onwards...

  • Mango exporters violating packaging policy

    Chairman All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association Aslam Pakhali had informed Finance Minister Miftah Ismail through a letter on May 23 that this SRO had never been implemented in spirit by the concerned customs authorities since the time it was initiated...

    The practice of non-standardised packaging is followed by many exporters, tarnishing the country’s image as the weight stated on the box does...

  • Packaging plant in Gadoon to bring Rs2.5 billion investment: KP official

    PESHAWAR: Chief Executive Officer of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management Company (KPEZDMC), Saeed Ahmad Khan on Friday said that establishment of a flexible packaging plant by Cherat Packaging Ltd in Gadoon Industrial Estate will bring Rs2...

    The establishment of packaging plant is another milestone towards industrialisation of KP, he said in a statement here on Friday...

  • Why can't the music industry be reinvented like the drama industry, asks Xulfi

    Over the span of the last one decade, Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan aka Xulfi remains to be one of the most vibrant and influential musicians of the current wave in Pakistan...

    However, the man who was behind popular bands like Fawad Khan-famed 'EP', Junaid Khan's 'Call' and saw their glory days is not very hopeful about the music scene until and unless it is recognised as a separate industry...

  • New SC bench appointed to hear Hudaibiya Paper Mills case on Nov 28

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday ordered the constitution of a three-member special bench to hear a petition pertaining to the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case on November 28...

    "Naming former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, their deceased brother Abbas Sharif and five other family members as respondents, NAB has urged the court to declare the LHC judgement in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference void and...

  • 12 held in MDCAT question paper leak scam

    LAHORE: Law-Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) claim to have busted a 12-member racket (including its ringleader and medical students/doctors) in connection with the MDCAT question paper leak...

    Around 60,000 students had appeared in the examination all over the province and the paper-leak scam had investigating agencies on their toes...

  • Supreme Court to deliberate reopening Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday ordered the formation of a Supreme Court (SC) bench to deliberate a reference pertaining to the Sharif family's Hudaibiya Paper Mills...

    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had appealed to the apex court against the Lahore High Court's 2014 decision to acquit Nawaz Sharif and several members of his family in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case...

  • Paper leak: UHS moves FIA against ‘rumour mongers’

    LAHORE: The University of Health Sciences (UHS) has asked the Cyber Crime Wing of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to act against those spreading rumours on social media regarding leakage of the question paper of Medical and Dental Colleges’ Admission Test (MDCAT) 2017 held on Sunday...

    “The news of paper leak is baseless and is being spread on the social media to malign an institution which is known for its valid, reliable and...

  • SC decision to revisit Hudaibya Paper Mills case unjustified: PML-N

    LAHORE: The ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has questioned the Supreme Court’s decision to take up the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) plea to reopen the Rs1...

    2bn Hudaibya Paper Mills corruption reference against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, saying it is unjustified to reopen a case that had been put to rest on a court order...

  • Sheikh Rashid moves SC against inaction of NAB in Hudaibiya Paper Mills case

    Awami Muslim League (AML) leader Sheikh Rashid on Monday moved the Supreme Court against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), accusing the latter of failing to file an appeal regarding the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case in accordance with the SC's Panamagate verdict...

    Rashid, in a petition submitted before the apex court, pleaded that NAB's lawyer had assured the court on July 21 that he will file an appeal within a week,...

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