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  • Swoop on two five-star hotels

    LAHORE: The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) swooped on two five-star hotels in Lahore on Friday as part of its drive to hunt those compromising pure food, cleanliness and hygiene parameters...

    A team headed by PFA Director Ayesha Mumtaz reached the hotels on The Mall and imposed Rs75,000 fine on each of them...

  • Hyundai to assemble cars in Pakistan in venture with textile group Nishat Mills

    Hyundai Motor Company plans to set up a car assembly plant in Pakistan in a joint venture with local textile firm Nishat Mills, an official from Nishat said on Friday...

    Hyundai's return to Pakistan will boost the government's efforts to shake up the Japanese-dominated car market and loosen the grip of Toyota, Honda and Suzuki, who assemble cars in Pakistan with local partners...

  • Rising cost hastens textile mills shutdown: Aptma

    KARACHI: Around 110 textile mills have shut down owing to high cost of doing business, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) said on Tuesday...

    In a statement, Aptma Chairman Tariq Saud cited the cost of electricity that was the highest in Pakistan at 14 US cents per unit against average 9 cents in the region...

  • Recovery of new surcharges from textile mills stayed

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench has stayed the recovery of the recently imposed tariff rationalisation surcharge and financial cost surcharge by the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) from four textile mills in the province...

    The petitions are filed by Royal Textile Mills, Sarhad Textile Mills, AJ Textile Mills and Kohat Textile Mills...

  • Aptma decides to shut textile mills

    LAHORE: The Chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association, Mr S...

    Tanveer, said on Sunday that the association had decided to ‘voluntarily’ close down the textile industry because of the losses it had been suffering...

  • Textile mills want duty-free cotton imports

    LAHORE: The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) on Thursday urged the government to immediately remove 4 per cent customs duty and 5pc sales tax on cotton imports to help the spinning industry stay competitive...

    On the other hand, the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (Prgmea) has sought immediate removal of 10pc regulatory duty, customs duty and other taxes on the import of yarn form all...

  • 100 textile mills ‘ready’ for closure

    LAHORE: Hundred textile mills of Punjab have written to the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) to close their units if the federal government fails to address non-viability of the industry and restore its competitiveness...

    Aptma will call a conference of stakeholders of the entire textile chain, including value-added sector, this month to evolve a joint protest strategy...

  • Textile mills defer strike for a month

    LAHORE: All-Pakistan Textile Mills Association chairman S...

    He said the standing committee on textile had also endorsed the viewpoint of the textile industry when the latter made a presentation on industry issues...

  • PHC stops FBR from acting against textile mills

    PESHAWAR: A single-member Peshawar High Court bench has stopped the Federal Board of Revenue from acting against three textile mills, which have challenged the retrospective application of reduction in tax credit from 10 percent to five percent for industrial units, which had made investment for modernisation and expansion...

    Justice Ahmad Ali also directed the three textile mills be allowed to submit their returns manually or by...

  • SNGPL takes notice of gas disruption to textile mills

    LAHORE: The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd has taken strict notice of alleged involvement of some of its officers in disconnecting gas supply to textile mills and issuing frivolous notices to them on lame excuses and pretexts...

    I will also take action against all delinquent officials resorting to disconnection of gas connections or issuing frivolous notices to the mills without any solid reasons,” SNGPL Managing Director Syed Ali...

  • Peshawar High court stays suspension of gas supply to KP textile mills

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Wednesday issued a stay order against ‘frequent’ suspension of gas supply on different grounds to textile mills in the province and directed the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) to provide uninterrupted gas to the mills till further order...

    A bench consisting of Justice Ijaz Anwar and Justice Shakeel Ahmad issued the order over two identical petitions filed by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Textile Mills...

  • PPP's Taj Haider asks ECP to investigate why opposition MPAs are staying at hotels in Karachi

    The PPP's Central Election Cell incharge, Taj Haider, has written a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) urging it to "investigate the mysterious behaviour" of some members of the Sindh Assembly, who he said were reportedly staying at private hotels in Karachi...

    In the letter dated March 2, Haider referred to media reports that said MPAs belonging to three opposition parties in the province have been moved to private...

  • Usman, Hameed star as Abbottabad down star-studded Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: Khalid Usman's five-wicket haul helped Abbottabad topple a star-studded Lahore Whites side by 83 runs in the Group B match of National Twenty20 Cup at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    The left-arm spinner Usman outshined team mates and Pakistan internationals Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah, picking up 5/26 in four overs after Abbottabad had amassed 198/3 batting first...

  • Star Wars vs Star Trek: why can’t fans just get along?

    To casual moviegoers, there is not much difference between Star Trek, the sci-fi franchise that launched on television in 1966, and Star Wars, which debuted on movie screens in 1977...

    Star Trek fans think ‘Trek’ is better because it portrays a complex, science-based technological future where diverse species unite for the betterment of all...

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