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  • Archaeologist narrates tale of fake Persian mummy

    KARACHI: “If no one was buying, people wouldn’t dig it out,” pointed out well-known archaeologist and museologist Dr Asma Ibrahim during her interesting talk on ‘Illicit trade in antiquities: the tale of the Persian Mummy’ as part of the Aga Khan University’s Special Lecture Series on Tuesday...

    Large collections of sculptures have been smuggled out of Pakistan this way and have been sold at Christie’s auctions...

  • Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions

    JERUSALEM: Israel’s national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy of a man who was afflicted with some modern-day illnesses such as osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said on Tuesday...

    The mummy is the only such relic in Israel, named the “Protective Eye of Horus,” after a pharaonic deity...

  • Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

    CAIRO: Spanish archaeologists have discovered a millennia-old mummy in “very good condition” near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday...

    The mummy had been bound with linen stuck together with plaster...

  • Sugar industry paid to downplay heart risks of sugar, promote risks of fat: study

    In the 1960’s, before conflict of interest disclosure was required, the sugar industry sponsored research promoting dietary fat as an important cause of coronary heart disease, and downplaying the role of sugar, according to a special report in JAMA Internal Medicine...

    A 1967 literature review in The New England Journal of Medicine pointed to fat and cholesterol as the dietary culprits of heart disease, glossing over evidence from...

  • Pakistan’s sugar exports to further depress world prices

    LONDON: An influx of 500,000 tonnes of Pakistani sugar exports will intensify competition with Indian mills and Middle Eastern refineries, adding downward pressure to world prices, trade sources said on Wednesday...

    Pakistan will export 500,000 tonnes of sugar with a subsidy of Rs13,000 per tonne, a Finance Ministry official confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday...

  • ‘Pakistan, India have driven global sugar glut’

    SYDNEY: The policies of Pakistan and India have contributed to a global glut in the world’s sugar market, Australia’s Minister for Trade Simon Birmingham told Reuters...

    “It is clear that export subsidies introduced recently by the Indian and Pakistan governments have contributed to a growing glut on global markets,” Birmin­gham said in an emailed statement to Reuters...

  • Concern over flouting ban on setting up sugar mills

    BAHAWALPUR: Local cotton growers have expressed concern over the alleged permission given to some businessmen by the Punjab government to set up sugar mills in Channigoth area despite a ban, warning that it would affect economy in the “cotton belt”...

    Dawn has learnt that recently, with the permission of Punjab government, some influential businessmen have acquired more than 50 acres of land near Channigoth near...

  • Sugar prices rise after export subsidy

    KARACHI: The retail price of sugar has surged to Rs60-62 a kilogram after the government doled out a Rs6...

    On Dec 8, the government allowed 500,000 tonnes of sugar exports with a subsidy of Rs13 per kg till March 31, 2016...

  • Ittefaq sugar mills files appeal against LHC verdict on Bahawalpur plant

    ISLAMABAD: The Ittefaq Sugar Mills Limited, believed to be owned by the Sharifs, has approached the Supreme Court to assail the Sept 11 Lahore High Court order of dismantling the sugar plant from the relocated area of Bahawalpur within three months...

    The entity had relocated its sugar mills from Pakpattan district to Bahawalpur district for commencing crushing at the new site for the 2015 season when a ban was already in place on...

  • USC failed to procure sugar, NA committee told

    ISLAMABAD: A National Assembly committee was told on Monday that the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) had not complied with the decision of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) since it had failed to procure sugar for sale to consumers from its outlets...

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Asad Umer, who presided over the meeting of the NA’s standing committee on industries and production, asked the ministry to refer the case to the...

  • Relocation of Sharif family's sugar mills to south Punjab is illegal: LHC

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday declared the relocation of Ittefaq Sugar Mills, Haseeb Waqas Sugar Mills and Chaudhry Sugar Mills — all owned by members of the Sharif family — to southern Punjab as illegal, DawnNews reported...

    Headed by Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, the division bench was hearing intra-court appeals of the three sugar mills challenging a single bench order which, in October 2016, had stopped shifting of...

  • Millers ask govt to allow export of surplus sugar

    LAHORE: Sugar millers on Wednesday demanded of the government to devise a policy within 48 hours for the export of three million tonnes of surplus sugar worth Rs190 billion...

    Addressing a press conference, Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) Chairman Mr Javed Kayani said if the government failed to resolve the issue immediately, the industry would not be able to begin the crushing season from Nov 30...

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