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    Tandoor Makers In Pakistan

  • Election forms, documents ‘found’ at local tandoor

    ISLAMABAD: Amid claims of rigging from opposition parties following the July 25 elections and questions about transparency from various think tanks, forms that appear to be from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) have been recovered from a tandoor in the capital...

    Islamabad residents were shocked on Sunday when they bought bread from a tandoor in F-6 and received them wrapped in forms and other documents apparently issued by...

  • PAKISTAN’S AFGHAN CARPET-MAKERS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE

    Of the many stereotypes that exist about Afghan refugees and migrants in Pakistan, one of the strongest is that they are a burden on the economy...

    This assumption fails to take into account the fact that over the years, Afghans have assimilated into Pakistan and contribute to various industries including food, transport and, of course, the carpet industry...

  • Auto-part makers seek cut in sales tax

    KARACHI: In its budget proposals, the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) urged the government to reduce sales tax on 800cc cars from 17 per cent to 5pc, stressing that lower car prices will boost sales to 120,000 units from 36,000 units...

    In 2016, Pakistan is expected to produce 225,000 cars as compared to 4m and 25m cars made in India and China respectively...

  • Pakistani apparel makers need to get creative: IAF chief

    Han Bekke, president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), thinks Pakistan’s apparel manufacturers must invest in product development, fashion education and creativity to build their own brands to boost exports and compete with other countries in global markets...

    Probably they ignored what happened globally,” Mr Bekke responded when asked if he could explain the factors that might have hampered Pakistan’s apparel industry...

  • Urea makers demand revised export policy

    The Fertiliser Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) said the current urea export policy has several flaws in it and the council has repeatedly urged the government to review and make strategic changes in this policy in order to facilitate the surplus urea inventory...

    The State Bank of Pakistan has given a very ‘tight timeline’ to export the surplus by October end with a penalty of 15 per cent of the export-price in...

  • Bike makers set production, sales records

    KARACHI: Pakistan’s top two bike assemblers in August broke all earlier production and sales records...

    According to the figures of Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA), Road Prince Bike Assembler also achieved highest production and sales of 23,650 units in Aug 2017 each as against its last highest of 19,508 units recorded in Oct 2016...

  • Saudi film-makers build audiences without cinemas

    DUBAI: With daring film-makers, untold stories and entertainment-starved young people, Saudi Arabia has all the makings of a local movie industry except for theatres...

    As the traditionally austere kingdom cautiously embraces more forms of entertainment, local film-makers are exploring a new frontier in Saudi art, using the internet to screen films and pushing boundaries of expression often with surprise backing from top royals... ...

  • Old case returns to haunt cement makers

    After the imposition of heavy fines in 2009, many companies moved the court to obtain a stay order against the decision by the Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP)...

    “No action was taken against cement makers in 2009-10 when the cement cartel was actually active...

  • 'In touch with Aamir Liaquat, other opinion makers,' says Imran

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, addressing a press conference on Wednesday in Karachi, said that he is in touch with Aamir Liaquat Hussain and other "opinion makers"...

    "I am in touch with Aamir Liaquat and met some other opinion makers yesterday," Khan said when asked about the former prominent Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) member...

  • Subsidy non-payment irks fertiliser makers

    KARACHI: The Fertiliser Manufacturers of Pakistan Advisory Council (FMPAC) said on Tuesday despite the directives of the Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFSR) almost a month ago, so far no headway has been made in the release of pending amounts...

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