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  • Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

    ISLAMABAD: Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states...

    So amongst other things, Pop-Tarts are off the shelves in many stores, along with imported jelly, sweets and several European brands of chicken soup...

  • Rangers offer Diwali sweets to Indian BSF

    LAHORE: The Pakistani border force, Punjab Rangers, on Wednesday offered sweets and exchanged greetings with their Indian counterparts at Wagah borders to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali in resumption of the customary exchange of good wishes suspended for the last many months due to tensions between the two neighbouring states...

    Punjab Rangers had refused to accept sweets from Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Eidul Fitr this...

  • Shop owner’s brother ‘mixed’ poison in sweets

    LAYYAH: The mystery of 31 deaths caused by poisonous sweetmeats was resolved on Thursday when the younger brother of the sweet shop owner reportedly confessed to have mixed pesticide in the products...

    Khalid Mahmood, younger brother of shop owner Tariq Mahmood, told police that he spiked the sweetmeats with pesticide after exchange of words with his elder sibling “to teach him a lesson”
  • In 'mithai diplomacy' move, Pakistan Rangers gift sweets to Indian BSF on Holi

    SAMBA: Pakistan Rangers in an exchange of customary greetings gifted sweets to Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) in Indian-held Kashmir's Samba sector on the occasion of Holi on Thursday, Times of India reported...

    The move comes just a day after the flag-lowering ceremony at the Wagah border on the eve of Pakistan Day celebrations, when Rangers Deputy Director General Brigadier Zahid Hussain gifted sweets to his Indian...

  • Eid of sweets and vermicelli

    Ramat Jan Kaka, 66, while explaining the significance of sweets being shared and presented to guests on the eve of Eidul Fitr said, sweets and vermicelli would mean to forget about the bitterness, if any, that occurred before or during Ramazan...

    The tradition of sweets and vermicelli has lingered on despite drastic changes in its way of preparation and presentation down the ages...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PPP is bent on turning Karachi into Moenjodaro, claims former Karachi mayor

    KARACHI: Alleging that the Sindh government was planning to ‘snatch’ remaining departments and functions of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), former Karachi mayor and Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Waseem Akhtar on Friday asked city Administrator Murtaza Wahab to provide basic necessities to the people instead of wasting money in cosmetic projects like food streets...

    Speaking at a press conference at the Karachi...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

  • Rise in street crime in Karachi in first 10 days of Ramazan

    KARACHI: As law enforcement agencies count successes in ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites face a sudden rise in street crimes, which has cost four lives so far during the first 10 days of Ramazan and raised fears for the days ahead...

    In 2015, both the security agencies and business community had broken the good news to nation that the...

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