Month: June 2019

People decry meat price hike

A Reuters file image. RAWALPINDI: People in the garrison city have strongly reacted to the arbitrary increased in the meat prices by the butchers. According to a market survey conducted by Daily Express, Mutton was being sold at Rs1,200 per kilogramme and beef at Rs600 per kilogramme whereas official rates were Rs800 for mutton and […]

Country faces trade deficit in food products

Minister laments Pakistan has become net food-importing nation. PHOTO:EXPRESS ISLAMABAD: The growth of the agriculture sector is one of the highly prioritised areas for the government as the country is currently facing a trade deficit in food products, said Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar. Presiding over the 44th meeting […]

PFA sealed 640 food points in September

PHOTO : EXPRESS LAHORE: Punjab Food Authority (PFA) sealed 640 food points and stopped production of 344 food outlets during September. Official statistics released by the provincial food watchdog highlights that food safety teams of the authority had slapped over Rs19 million fine on food business operators for violations of PFA regulations. The authority has […]

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