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  • Peshawar’s fish market to be shifted out of city

    PESHAWAR: The district government Peshawar has decided to shift fish market from Ghanta Ghar to an alternative place near Haji Camp Bus Stand to restore the historical site and facilitate the vendors as well...

    According to a statement, the participants agreed that the fish market should be shifted to an open area where the vendors could continue their business without creating problems for the citizens, motorists and visitors to the...

  • ‘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...

  • Peshawar administration to fix food prices at eateries

    PESHAWAR: The district administration has initiated work to fix prices of dishes being served in the local hotels, restaurants and eateries to stop them from fleecing the consumers...

    The official said that under the displayed SOP the consumers would be encouraged to go to the kitchen of the respective restaurant and hotel to observe the standard of food and cleanliness...

  • Food prices in open market rising by the day

    ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration has decided not to open the city’s sole Ramazan bazaar in Sector G-7 due to security reasons, but the decision has left consumers at the mercy of the open market, where prices of most commodities rose manifold over the past two days...

    “Food prices increase every Ramazan, but this year has been too much...

  • ‘Senate’s passing of seed law to flood market with harmful GM food’

    KARACHI: There is a looming food security crisis in Pakistan which the state is apparently unequipped to handle efficiently, and allowing genetically modified (GM) seeds to placate the crisis is not the answer, said Prof Dr Shahida Wizarat in a lecture titled ‘Towards achieving food security in Pakistan’ organised by the applied economics research centre at Karachi University on Thursday...

    Dr Wizarat is director fore research and...

  • Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

    PAKISTAN can boost its food exports to ECO countries as it now leads this 10-nation economic bloc for next five years and as the China Pakistan Economic Corridor opens up a lot of fresh opportunities...

    Afghanistan is already one of the country’s biggest food exports market...

  • City diary: Food buffs facing ‘dine-out dilemma’

    The ongoing campaign against unhygienic food and meat has prompted people to either avoid eating out or look for some alternative menu such as vegetables and lentils...

    Restaurants and food outlets in the provincial metropolis are witnessing a considerable decrease in the number of guests...

  • Islamabad — not a city for cheap food

    ISLAMABAD: While the residents of the federal capital enjoy greener environment, better road network and other facilities than many other parts of the country but they also pay around 30 to 40 percent more for food items than those living elsewhere...

    Over the last decade, the capital has become Pakistan’s most expensive city, forcing a number of people out of the capital into the rural areas and Rawalpindi...

  • Rawalpindi food outlet owners, city officials meet today

    RAWALPINDI: Against the backdrop of the Punjab government’s campaign against unhygienic food outlets, the business leaders have arranged a meeting of their (food outlets) owners and the City District Government Rawalpindi (CDGR) officials at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on Tuesday...

    The district coordination officer (DCO), Sajid Zafar Dall, assistant commissioner, Cantonment, Khalid Goraya and assistant...

  • Beijing tests food, parcel couriers for coronavirus as city checks widen

    Officials in Beijing are carrying out nucleic acid tests on all food and parcel delivery personnel as they ramp up efforts to rein in an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the Chinese capital, state-backed Beijing News reported on Saturday...

    Officials have been expanding testing across the city of 20 million since a cluster of new infections linked to a food wholesale market erupted just over a week ago...

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