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  • 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...

  • 140 years on, Khewra guest house stands intact

    While most buildings built 150 to 200 years ago by the British and wealthy Hindus and Sikhs have been left to deteriorate, the Khewra guest house is a rare historical site that stands intact, in all its grandeur...

    The Khewra guest house, however, is an exception...

  • Punjab Food Authority bans Chinse salt after scientific panel finds it hazardous for health

    The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Monday banned Ajinomoto, commonly known as Chinse salt, after the authority's scientific panel found it hazardous for health...

    According to the findings of the scientific panel of the PFA, Chinese salt contains Monosodium glutamate (MSG) which can cause headaches, fatigue, palpitations, nausea and vomiting, sweating, flushing and numbness of the face, more so among people who are sensitive to it... ...

  • 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)...

    Talking to media after attending a conference of members of Punjab Assembly held under the aegis of Micronutrient Initiative here on Thursday, Adviser to chief minister on Health Khwaja Salman Rafique said he had asked the Micronutrient Initiative to help them prepare the draft of the bill...

  • 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...

    These people were known as the Sardars of Vahali, who in 1909 were declared as the largest landowning family - 14,000 acres in Punjab...

  • 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...

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