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  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • ‘Top brands procuring goods from Sialkot’

    SIALKOT: Almost 100 top international sports and leisurewear brands procure their products from the highly industrialised city of Sialkot, allowing the country to earn $2 billion foreign exchange annually, President Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Zahid Latif Malik said on Wednesday...

    Addressing a meeting of exporters and trade bodies at the SCCI, Mr Malik said leading brands including Adidas, Nike, Select, Puma,...

  • Top brands accused of using forced Chinese labour

    SYDNEY: China is transferring tens of thousands of Uighur detainees out of internment camps and into factories that supply some of the world’s leading brands, an Australian think tank said on Monday...

    Top global brands such as Apple, BMW and Sony have been accused of getting supplies from factories using the forced labour, an explosive allegation that could reverberate in boardrooms across the world...

  • ‘Illicit cigarette trade growing in Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: Despite a regulatory regime in place to reduce smoking in Pakistan, the government has not been able to achieve its desired results...

    Figures highlighted during a presentation on Wednesday revealed that between 2008 and 2013, smoking incidence in Pakistan was reduced by 0...

  • Cigarette giants' lobbying led to dilution of tobacco health warnings in Pakistan: report

    Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives...

    In Pakistan, where the government estimates tobacco kills more than 100,000 people a year, Philip Morris launched a lobbying campaign...

  • Pakistan offers cheapest cigarette prices in South Asia: study

    ISLAMABAD: Cigarette prices are the cheapest in Pakistan when compared with other countries in the South Asian region, said a study by Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI)...

    The study titled: “Estimating the price elasticity for cigarette and chewed tobacco in Pakistan: evidence from micro-level data,” asked the policymakers to increase tax on tobacco products to make it out of the purchasing power of the youth...

  • Pope stubs out cigarette sales in Vatican

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis has outlawed the sale of cigarettes at the Vatican in a bid to lead by example on healthy living...

    “The Holy Father has decided that the Vatican will cease to sell cigarettes to employees as of 2018,” the Vatican said in a statement on Thursday
  • ‘Grotesque’ cigarette packets may carry ad against corruption

    ISLAMABAD: On one hand the ministry of national health services (NHS) has been trying to stop use of tobacco, but on the other it plans to offer cigarette packets for government advertisement against corruption...

    On February 11, the ministry of NHS announced to introduce pictorial warning on the packets of cigarette which would cover its 85 per cent area...

  • Cancer-causing chemicals in one puff of cigarette

    He said about 100,000 deaths in Pakistan were caused annually by smoking alone...

    “Over 4,000 chemical compounds are created by burning a cigarette – 69 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer,” he said and stressed upon the need to share this information with smokers to a maximum level...

  • Cigarette sales to minors ‘widespread in Punjab’

    ISLAMABAD: More than half the incidents of cigarette sale to minors occur in Punjab, while the province in also the worst offender in terms of allowing tobacco sale within 50 metres of educational institutions...

    This was revealed by Khurram Hashmi, national coordinator of the Coalition for Tobacco Control (CTC), at the launch of the report ‘Stubbing it Out: Status of Enforcement of Tobacco Control Laws in Pakistan’ on Thursday... ...

  • FDI in cigarette industry curls up

    KARACHI: The tobacco and cigarette industry is still attractive to foreign investors in Pakis­tan, reflecting growing business and rising profits despite high taxes on this sector...

    On the whole, Pakistan has become almost a neg­lected country for foreign investors as FDI has fallen to $851m in FY15 from $6...

  • Enlarged health warning on cigarette packs delayed again

    ISLAMABAD: The fifth extension given by the Ministry of National Health Services to the tobacco industry to increase the size of pictorial health warning on cigarette packets has drawn a lot of flak from civil society and the health circles...

    On February 11, 2015, Ms Tarar announced that the size of the pictorial warning would be increased from the current 40 per cent to 85 per cent of the cigarette packets...

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