McDonald’s Pakistan Serving Haram and Expired Chinese Meat!

McDonald’s takes Chinese

Import of chicken meat by multinational food chains in Pakistan not only lacks Halal credentials but carries the health risk because Pakistani customs rely on supplier certification instead of periodic inspections of slaughter houses. Recently, Chinese electronic media exposed a US owned food processor Husi Food Co, owned by OSI Group of Aurora operating in […]

Global Stocks Rebound As Ukraine Jetliner Tensions Ease

Global stocks

Global equity markets and the dollar rode a rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday that lifted the S&P 500 to a record high on signs of cooperation from Ukraine’s pro-Russian separatists over last week’s downing of a Malaysian jetliner. Benign underlying U.S. inflation in June also supported stocks on views that the U.S. Federal Reserve […]

US and European Airlines Halt Israel Flights

Us and European airlines

US and European airlines suspended flights to Israel’s Ben Gurion airport after a rocket landed one mile (1.6km) away. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ordered three US carriers that fly to Israel – Delta, United and US Airways – to halt flights for 24 hours. Europe’s aviation regulator is also urging airlines not to […]

Dollar Stabilizes After Malaysian Plane Crash Jitters

US dollar

The dollar stabilized against the euro Thursday, trimming earlier gains spurred by the crash of a Malaysian jetliner in war-torn Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in pro-Russia rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. The Boeing 777, with 298 people aboard, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called […]

Gemstone Industry Struggles With Unrest


For 400 years the craftsmen and traders of Peshawar´s jewellery bazaar have cut, polished, set and haggled over precious gems dug from the rugged mountains of northwest Pakistan. Pakistan´s gem and jewellery exports have boomed in recent years but Taliban violence, a crippling power crisis and outdated production methods are taking their toll in Peshawar, where […]

Haram Items Being Openly Sold in Pakistani Markets

Sar e Aam

Sar e Aam team visited some of the major departmental stores on Tuesday together with the Commissioner Karachi and confiscated various items from there, which were being sold despite of being declared as ‘Haram’ – ARY News reports. According to details, various items which the Government had declared as Haram, were being sold openly at […]

China Q2 Growth Mired at 7.4% On-Year

China growth data

Tokyo gained 0.33 percent, Hong Kong climbed 0.94 percent, Sydney rose 0.52 percent, Seoul added 0.49 percent while Shanghai was up 0.16 percent. Regional sentiment was supported by gains on Wall Street on Friday as fears receded over the health of a troubled Portuguese bank that rocked markets late last week. Focus turned to China, which […]

Business Train Declared a Flop Project

Pakistan Railways Train

Pakistan Railways has declared Pakistan Business Express (PBE) project as disappointing and damaging to the department. Denying a statement by the director PBE published in few newspapers here on Saturday, a PR spokesman said Business Train administration was defaulter of millions of rupees of the Railway. It said that National Accountability Bureau was investigating the case. According […]

LPG Prices Hiked by Rs5 Per kg Sans OGRA Approval

LPG Gas prices

Prices of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) have been raised second time in one week by the marketing companies without the approval of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). This time the prices of LPG were jacked up by Rs5 per kilogram. As a result the domestic cylinder witnessed an increase of Rs50 while the […]

Pak Business Express: The Venture That Went Off-track

Business Express

The first-ever joint venture of Pakistan Railways and Four Brothers Group, titled the “Pak Business Express”, is passing through its most difficult phase yet as officials on both sides seem least interested in continuing the project. According to sources, the project is running only because both parties are still getting some benefits out of it. […]

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