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Govt push for taming food inflation

Last week, the federal cabinet took notice of the increasing food prices, a major source of surging inflationary pressures in the economy. It ordered (administrative) steps for controlling prices of essential food items and devise a strategy to curb inflation. The cabinet also decided to activate the provincial price control committees and deal strictly with …

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Food waste and its consequences

AN estimated 36 million tonnes of food is wasted in Pakistan every year. This is equivalent to every citizen of Karachi, Lahore and Hyderabad tossing out entire lunches and dinners every day. According to a report, 40 per cent of food in Pakistan is wasted. This includes food loss during the supply chain (production, post-harvest …

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Save the snow leopard

FOR centuries, the elusive snow leopards ruled some of the highest peaks in the world, living and hunting at altitudes ranging between 900 to 6,000 metres. However, in recent years, their numbers in the wild have dwindled, and they face danger on multiple fronts. From climate change and the loss of their natural habitat, to …

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Govt allows resumption of international flight operations at all airports from August 9

The government on Friday allowed international flight operations in Pakistan to fully resume at all airports, a day after it announced the lifting of several coronavirus restrictions in light of reducing cases and deaths. A NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that operations will resume from August 9 midnight. “The government of Pakistan is pleased to allow …

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Shabqadar fort is definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in the region’s Sikh history and colonial rule. Peshawar was also under the control of Sikhs, with Italian General Paolo Avitabile (known as Abu Tabela) residing at the site of Gor Khatri. He ruled the city by throwing people off the minarets of Masjid Mahabat …

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