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    Scheme 3 Rawalpindi Restaurants On The Run

  • 2 restaurants sealed, managers arrested

    PESHAWAR: The district administration on Monday sealed two restaurants in Peshawar cantonment and arrested their managers for selling substandard and expired food items...

    A spokesman for the district administration said the action was taken following an SMS sent to deputy commissioner Riaz Khan Mehsud about sale of substandard and expired food items in the restaurant...

  • Restaurants’ pollution

    THIS is apropos the report, ‘Car showrooms told not to park Vehicles on roads’ (Feb 27)...

    There are several kebab restaurants on both sides of Alamgir Road, DMCH Society, and a couple of marriage halls on one side which lead to parking of cars on both sides, causing heavy traffic jams in the locality...

  • Can reincarnated restaurants recapture old magic?

    ISLAMABAD: After authorities cracked down on commercial entities operating in residential areas last year, several eateries disappeared from the map of the capital...

    The problem with most sequels, be they in movie theatres or fine-dining establishments, is that they seldom live up to the expectations of their audience...

  • ‘Ramazan best time to repair and renovate restaurants’

    KARACHI: The light orange Windsor style dining chairs and tables are all lined on the footpath as they get their new dark-brown coat of polish at the little corner restaurant, which misses its usual crowd during the day due to the holy month of Ramazan...

    Inside the big deep freezer is pushed out of the way to one side next to the manager’s counter while the floor is being washed...

  • Four restaurants sealed

    FAISALABAD: The district government has sealed four restaurants in different areas on charges of functioning in unhygienic conditions and without having pure food licences...

    District Coordination Officer Noorul Amen Mengal said teams of the district government had raided various hotels on Sunday and Monday last to check their working conditions...

  • The vanishing Irani restaurants

    Once the most ubiquitous part of Karachi’s heritage, Irani ‘hotels’ are fast disappearing from the urban landscape...

    by Asif NooraniSometime in the 1920s, Rustom Aspandiar Bahmani, a Zoroastrian, left Yazd, then a small desert town in Iran, with his companions...

  • Traders oppose raids on restaurants, hotels

    ISLAMABAD: Terming it a ‘half-baked and ill-conceived move’, the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) on Monday called upon the capital administration to halt the ongoing raids on hotels and restaurants without first issuing a warning...

    “These raids are nothing short of harassing the business community,” said Muzzamil Hussain Sabri, the president of the ICCI...

  • Where have the Iranian restaurants gone?

    KARACHI: Downstairs the seating arrangement is nice and airy with several entrances to the cafe and a pleasantly smiling old gentleman behind a counter to welcome you near one of them...

    On one side is a staircase leading you to a mezzanine family room with big windows overlooking the main cafeteria...

  • Two restaurants sealed in Gulberg

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed on Saturday two more renowned restaurants in Gulberg, as many on Multan Road and a food production unit in Shalimar Town for flouting pure food regulations...

    The PFA teams also continued to penalise milkmen/sellers at various entry/exit points of the city...

  • No tipping means more great restaurants

    BERLIN: The decision of New York restaurant owner Danny Meyer to eliminate tipping in his establishments goes against the American tradition; but, if it’s more universally accepted in the US, it might give consumers something to cheer about...

    Of all the countries with Michelin-starred restaurants, waiters in the US probably have the highest tip expectations...

  • ‘Restaurants in Margallas, new Parade Avenue violate master plan’

    ISLAMABAD: A high-powered environmental commission has claimed that a number of modern developments in the capital – such as the construction of the Pak-China Friendship Centre near Shakarparian and the presence of restaurants at Pir Sohawa and Daman-i-Koh – are violations of the Islamabad master plan...

    The commission, constituted by the Islamabad High Court (IHC), also claimed that shifting the Parade Ground from Parade Avenue near...

  • Restaurants that don’t rest

    KARACHI: The stray cats in lanes look happy and fed as they sniff the air before deciding which direction to head in next...

    The degchi, thaal, tokri, plastic tubs and bags all have qurbani meat cut in squares or plain mince...

  • For Iranian restaurants in Saudi Arabia, it’s business as usual

    RIYADH: Iran and Saudi Arabia’s rivalry has played out in proxy wars across the region, and escalated further after the two severed diplomatic and trade ties last month...

    Yet in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, popular Iranian restaurants are outselling feverish calls for a boycott and stand as a reminder of when ties between the two countries held promise...

  • Invoice monitoring installed at 50 restaurants in Lahore

    LAHORE: The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) on Thursday achieved its target of installing electronic Restaurants Invoice Monitoring System (RIMS) at 50 restaurants in posh localities of the provincial capital to calculate 16 percent sales tax...

    Majority of restaurants where RIMS has been installed with the help of the Pakistan Revenue Automated Limited and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for e-monitoring of billing invoices...

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