PM chairs Cabinet Committee on Energy’s meeting

PM chairs Cabinet Committee on Energy’s meeting
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy’s meeting. The meeting discussed power projects being built in the country and situation of load shedding. During the meeting, Power Ministry officials briefed about the measures being taken by the Ministry to end unannounced load shedding in the country. The Prime Minister directed the concerned... Read More

Pakistan for enhancing economic, trade ties with US

Pakistan for enhancing economic, trade ties with US
Financial News Pakistan ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar said Monday that Pakistan greatly values its relations with the US and looks forward to further enhancement of these ties in different spheres, particularly economy and trade. He was talking to Ms Laurel Miller, the Acting US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan after receiving her for a meeting here.... Read More

CM Punjab urges WAPDA to complete energy projects in time

CM Punjab urges WAPDA to complete energy projects in time
LAHORE: Chairman WAPDA Lt. General (retd) Muzzamil Hussain called on Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and discuss progress of ongoing energy projects. CM Punjab urged WAPDA chief to expedite the development work and ensure timely completion of the projects. He said the government was striving hard to overcome power outages and following a comprehensive strategy to end loadshedding. Read More

PM reaffirms pledge to end load-shedding across the country

PM reaffirms pledge to end load-shedding across the country
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reaffirmed the resolve to eliminate electricity load-shedding from the country in the shortest possible time. Presiding over a meeting of the cabinet committee on energy in Islamabad on Monday, he said the government has steadfastly worked in the last three years to achieve this cherished goal, which is its highest priority. Prime Minister... Read More

JI to stage protest outside KE head office today

JI to stage protest outside KE head office today
JI Protest K-Electric KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami has announced to stage sit-in outside K-Electric head office in Karachi on Friday. Talking to media outside K-Electric head office in Karachi, JI Ameer Hafiz Naeem-ur-Rehman said that today we would stage sit-in outside K-Electric head office at any cost. Naeem-ur-Rehman said that if police stopped JI workers then we would use Plan-B for the protest. Read More

Fuel strike ends in Karachi, supplies restore

Fuel strike ends in Karachi, supplies restore
Fuel Strike Karachi Update KARACHI: Oil Tankers Contractors Association (OTCA) has announced to end strike after the authorities ensured the dealers to meet demands, Business92 reported. During the strike, the oil tankers’ owners stopped fuel supply to pumps, which resulted in acute shortage of petrol and diesel across the city. Most of the pumps were short of petrol and diesel and... Read More

ECC okays 300MW power plant in Gwadar

ECC okays 300MW power plant in Gwadar
Gwadar Power Plant News ISLAMABAD: Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet has authorized Private Power and Infrastructure Board to proceed for award of the Project for establishment of 300MW power plant at Gwadar, to China Communication Construction Company. The approval was given at a meeting of the Committee in Islamabad with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair. The ECC... Read More

Pakistan’s trade deficit crosses $20 billion

Pakistan’s trade deficit crosses $20 billion
Pakistan’s trade deficit news ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit surged to a record high of $20.2 billion during the eight months of the ongoing fiscal year, an amount $5.2 billion higher than the deficit recorded in the comparative period of the previous year. The trade deficit, difference between exports and imports, increased to $20.2 billion during July-February, reported the Pakistan Bureaus... Read More

US agrees to provide $81 million for construction of Kurram Tangi dam

US agrees to provide $81 million for construction of Kurram Tangi dam
ISLAMABAD: The United States has agreed to provide a grant of $81 million for the construction of Kurram Tangi Dam in North Waziristan Agency.  Officials said an agreement for this purpose has already been signed between the US Agency for International Development and WAPDA. The Kurram Tangi Dam on completion will produce eighty-three point four megawatts electricity. It will also... Read More
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