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PFA seals nine salt factories over adulteration

LAHORE ( Muslim Times) – Punjab Food Authority (PFA) has started action against those salt industries which are involved in the illicit practice of adulteration. In the first phase, PFA checked 264 factories whereas nine factories were sealed over violations of the rule. Likewise, 164 factories have been served notices ...

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OECD urges world to respect trade rules

(AFP) – Governments should stick to established rules of trade and avoid escalating disputes if they want to safeguard economic growth and protect jobs, the OECD said Tuesday. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s call comes amid a deepening row over US tariffs on steel and aluminum that has ...

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Nepal’s first female president wins second term

(AFP) – Nepal’s lawmakers Tuesday elected President Bidya Bhandari for a second term, extending the tenure of the Himalayan nation’s first female head of state for another five years. Bhandari took nearly two-thirds of the vote to retain her position as ceremonial head of state, the election commission confirmed. Bhandari, ...

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Bangladesh sentences 39 to death in murder case

(AFP) – A court in southeastern Bangladesh has sentenced dozens of men to death for brutally killing a local leader from the ruling Awami League party four years ago. Judicial sources said on Tuesday that the district judge’s court on Tuesday sentenced 39 men to death by hanging for the ...

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Senate opposition leader PTI’s right: PTI

LAHORE ( Muslim Times) – Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has upped maneuvering for securing Senate Opposition Leader position after its backing led to opposition’s win in the Senate yesterday. PTI has deputed Azam Swati the task of reaching out to opposition parties for something it considers its right. “Only PTI can fill ...

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PM lauds meritorious services of outgoing PAF chief

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday appreciated long meritorious services of the outgoing Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, NI (M) for the defence of the country. The Prime Minister expressed his best wishes for the Air Chief for his future life and endeavours. The ...

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Bomb attack targets Palestinian PM’s convoy in Gaza Strip

(Web Desk) – A bomb explosion has targeted the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah upon his entrance into the besieged Gaza Strip for a visit, leaving several bystanders lightly injured. The blast occurred on Tuesday after Hamdallah and his convoy passed through the Beit Hanoun checkpoint in northern ...

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