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  • 6 marriage halls, 103 restaurants sealed in Karachi for failing to comply with Covid guidelines

    Six marriage halls and 103 restaurants have been sealed in Karachi for failing to comply with health guidelines and Covid-19 prevalence, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Friday...

    Authorities have also been urged to crackdown on violations "particularly in restaurants and marriage halls as these two places are emerging as epicentres of the disease", the statement said...

  • Karachi businesses, restaurants to close at 8pm on New Year's Eve

    The Karachi commissioner has directed officials to ensure that all businesses and restaurants in the city are closed down by 8pm on New Year's Eve (today)...

    In a notification dated Oct 30 and addressed to all the deputy commissioners, the office of the Karachi commissioner said that "owing to security reasons and on the request of the police department [...

  • 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...

    Meanwhile, another official said the restaurants and departmental stores sealed during the past some days had been allowed to reopen as they paid the fine and assured the administration to rethink their standard operating procedures and maintain quality of food...

  • Restaurants’ pollution

    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...

    Due to the restaurants, the locality is badly polluted because of there being thick black smoke from evening till midnight while kebabs are cooked...

  • Can reincarnated restaurants recapture old magic?

    But the capital’s diners, it would seem, as just as discerning as Siskel and Ebert when it comes to picking restaurants...

    Even the presentation is on par with most international-standard restaurants; the sizzling chocolate brownie skillet is one of the most sought-after desserts in the city...

  • 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...

    He said the teams sealed two restaurants -- Qulim in D Ground and Al-Maida Pizza at Harrianwala Chowk -- in People’s Colony on Sunday and two restaurants -- Fri-Chicks and Khayyam -- on Jail Road on Monday...

  • The vanishing Irani restaurants

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

    A faster train took them to Karachi from where they boarded a sailboat to Bombay...

  • 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...

    “The local administration should first develop proper standard operating procedures (SOPs), checklists and parameters for hotels and restaurants defining a neat and clean food...

  • 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...

    There’s also chellu tikka and chellu kebab served with saffron rice and chips … Yes we are at an Iranian restaurant in Karachi...

  • 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

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

    The US has a bizarre government-imposed system that bans servers from sharing tips with cooks, dishwashers and other staff who do not interact with customers and at the same time allows restaurants to pay waiters just $2...

  • ‘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 report stated, “Ideally and primarily, the changes to a master plan should only happen over an extended time when it is gravely...

  • 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 restaurants you bring your qurbani meat to for preparing the dish of your choice can make all...

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

    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...

    The bold signs on their storefronts proclaiming the restaurants as the “House of Iranian Cuisine” are daring in a country where Iran is now viewed as an existential threat...

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