10 Foods you should not order on first date
Find the right partner is difficult and first dates are even harder. A first date can be a nightmare...
Peshawar: Box of Happiness offers free food twice a day
With a smiley face emoji, the Box of Happiness on Peshawar’s bustling University road holds 100 food containers during...
Chilling warning: MQM’s Altaf Hussain tells citizens to ‘stock up on food’
In a rather chilling  warning, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has asked the nation to be...
10 Foods you should not order on first date
Find the right partner is difficult and first dates are even harder. A first date can be a nightmare of anxiety as you want to make a good impression as you are terribly nervous, you have so many thoughts on your appearance, and rest of the time is spent... Read more
Peshawar: Box of Happiness offers free food twice a day
With a smiley face emoji, the Box of Happiness on Peshawar’s bustling University road holds 100 food containers during lunch and dinner for labourers and people who cannot afford a meal. The initiative was launched by students of Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences). Twice a day, they fill the... Read more
Chilling warning: MQM’s Altaf Hussain tells citizens to ‘stock up on food’
In a rather chilling  warning, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has asked the nation to be cautious as “something big” is likely to take place in the next few days. The announcement comes following the retrieval of the MQM supremo’s passport on Tuesday following cancellation of bail in... Read more
Lahore: Over 60 seriously ill after eating stale food
Over 60 people including women fell seriously  ill after eating unhygienic food at a wedding ceremony in Bilal Ganj area of Lahore. The sick people were rushed to Mayo Hospital for treatment. According to hospital sources, the condition of three women is said to be critical. No case has... Read more
Spending on Halal food may rise 10.8% per year
Peoples spending on Halal food and lifestyle products could rise 10.8% per year until 2019 and may well create an international industry worth $3.7 trillion, according to the latest Global Islamic Economy Report. Commissioned by the Government of Dubai and produced by Thomson Reuters in collaboration with strategy and... Read more
Hunger being used as a weapon of war in Middle East
Millions of people across countries like Syria, Yemen and Iraq are slowly starving to death due to hunger, struggling to survive with little help from the outside world. Children suffer from severe malnutrition, their parents often having to beg or sell possessions to get basic commodities including water, medicine... Read more
One in three Pakistanis lacks access to adequately nutritious food
Islamabad: The National Economic Council has admitted that “one in every three Pakistanis still does not have regular and assured access to sufficient nutritious food”. In its annual report for the financial year 2013-14, recently presented before the National Assembly by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the council blamed the... Read more
Muharram security: Hungry cops provided neither food nor transport
 A tussle between the local police authorities and the administration of the Sihala Police College left hundreds of police personnel called in for Muharram security duty thirsty, hungry and also without any transport. As many as 1,040 police personnel were sent to Rawalpindi, in addition to 200 officials to... Read more
Robin Hood Army feeds the poor
On a weekend morning, a group of vehicles travels down a lane in Hijrat Colony, stopping outside a cluster of makeshift huts. A retinue of young professionals and students clamber out of their vehicles, clutching sky-blue bags containing pastries from a local bakery. Some open their cars’ trunks and... Read more
Factories producing counterfeit food items sealed in Faisalabad
Faisalabad: District Administration Faisalabad continues its crackdown against factories playing with the lives of unsuspecting people by producing fake food and drink items for the local market. After receiving complaints that illegal operations were operating in Sadhupura, Assistant Commissioner Faisalabad Shahrukh Niazi conducted raids on Tuesday and sealed a... Read more
NASA awards $200,000 to turn astronaut poo into food
NASA has decided to give $200,000 a year to a research project intended to create food, fertiliser, and supplements from astronauts’ waste for a long space flight. The project ‘Synthetic Biology for Recycling Human Waste into Food, Nutraceuticals, and Materials: Closing the Loop for Long-Term Space Travel’ is led... Read more
PFA fines high-end hotels in Lahore
The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) on Friday fined two top hotels for not meeting mandatory hygienic requirements. According to details, PFA, Data Ganj Bakhsh team under the supervision of Director Operations Ayesha Mumtaz on Friday inspected Pearl Continental hotel. “During inspection, the team found that there was no proper... Read more
People urged to be cautious about food and water use during monsoons
Karachi: The current spell of monsoon showers has neutralized the intensity of summers and associated health conditions yet exposed the vulnerability of Karachiites to ailments ranging from diarrhea, dysentery, cholera to hepatitis E. Doctors talking to APP Thursday urged citizens to be extremely careful with specific reference to consumption... Read more
Groundwater level threatens Pakistan food security
Pakpattan: Until recently, Ghulam Mustafa made a living growing sugarcane, rice, barley and wheat on his 10-acre farm in Punjab province. But these days he is struggling. The water available in wells in the area is dwindling, and the cost of pumping it to his crops is rising. Like many... Read more