Fawad Yousafzai

  • ISLAMABAD - Due to severe water shortage, IRSA has further reduced water outflows from Mangla dam to 5000 cusecs and also decreased the execution time for the IRSA directive regarding water releases by WAPDA from 36 hours to immediate. In a letter, IRSA has told WAPDA that due to water shortage, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Federal Minister for Power Division Awais Laghari on Thursday warned CEOs of Discos about overbilling, wrong meter reading and fake billing and has directed to resolve the issues within 45 days or get ready to face the brunt. “No one is indispensable for the system, if you ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Thursday sanctioned 31 development projects worth Rs360 billion including 12 mega projects valuing Rs342 billion that have been referred to Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) for the final approval. The meeting ...

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  • Islamabad - Senate Functional Committee on Thursday showed concern over the performance of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) stating that 89 percent of school-going children in Dera Bugti in Balochistan was out of schools. The Senate Functional Committee for the problems of less ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) will today (Thursday) consider 35 projects, worth around Rs350 billion, including Malakand Tunnel Project worth Rs1,77,882.92 million. According the agenda of the CDWP available with The Nation, in Transport and Communication sector five ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In a move towards the bifurcation of the existing EX-Wapda Discos and to establish new electricity distribution companies, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has asked the Energy Division to start with the bifurcation of Pesco and create Hazara Electric Supply Company (Hezco), it is ...

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  • Islamabad - The Senate Sub-Committee on Energy on Monday lamented over the utilization of PM’s discretionary funds for special gas schemes as injustice to the people of rest of the country. “How you will run the country if PM’s discretionary funds are being used on the basis of ...

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  • Islamabad - Hydroelectricity generation is likely to decrease as the Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has reduced water releases from both reservoirs — Tarbella and Mangla — by almost 20000 cusecs. Keeping in view the water shortage in the country, provinces have evolved a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Questioning the legality of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) operations - through SROs - in Sui gas field, the Balochistan government has demanded the federal government to sign Development and Production Lease with the province under Petroleum Policy 2012. The Memorandum of Agreement ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The provinces are likely to face up to 30 percent water shortage, against the early forecast of 20 percent, during Rabi season, it is learnt reliably here. In a letter, Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has asked the provinces to make their contingency plan for the Rabi season ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The LNG corruption scandal Wednesday once again echoed in the federal capital as Awami Muslim League President Sheikh Rasheed alleged that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was involved in corruption of nearly Rs200 billion in the deal. “If Hudaibiya is the mother of corruption ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has reviewed the integrated multi-year tariff of K-Electric Limited (KE) for the period of seven years (2016-2023) and increased its base tariff by Rs0.70 per unit. At present, the end consumer tariff of K-Electric is ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) is likely to allow an increase of Rs1.5 per unit in the tariff for the Ex-Wapda distribution Companies Discos (XWDISCOs). At a public hearing of a suo motu proceeding regarding periodical adjustments on account of Power Purchase ...

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  • Islamabad - The Nepra has said that the concept of ‘Regulation of Generation Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power Amendment Bill 2017’, which has been borrowed from India, will increase the inefficiency among the Discos and will enhance consumer-end tariff. The concept has ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Inter Provincial Coordination Committee (IPCC) has decided to recommend the Council of Common Interest (CCI) for the finalisation of Kazi Committee Methodology (KCM) which will increase the provinces share in Net Hydle Profit (NHP). In the 26th meeting of the IPCC, Punjab and Khyber ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The establishment of Special Economic Zones (SEZs), under CPEC, is likely to face further delay as the federal government and provinces are still far away from the finalisation of the feasibility studies, it is learnt reliably here. “Except Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has made some ...

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  • Islamabad - The National Assembly Standing Committee on Energy was told on Thursday that the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) chairman made threatening calls to two members of the committee over the NEPRA (amendment) bill, 2017. Committee Chairman Bilal Ahmad Virk vowed to get ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Senate Committee on Energy on Wednesday lamented the non-provision of gas to Balochistan. During the meeting of the Senate Committee on Energy, which was chaired by Senator Mir Israrullah Khan Zehri, Senator Yousaf Badini said that even Quetta, the capital of Balochistan, is not getting ...

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  • Islamabad - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has noted that distribution companies (DISCOs) and K Electric caused around Rs49 billion and Rs83 billion loss respectively to the national exchequer in the year 2015-16 due to transmission and distribution (T&D) losses and ...

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  • Islamabad - Pakistan’s irrigation system is likely to lose 28 feet water intake from Tarbella and Mangla reservoirs as the WAPDA Friday proposed increasing minimum conservation level for Tarbela at 1,386 feet instead of 1,380 feet, and 10.62 feet for Mangla dam against existing 10.4 ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Rejecting the sole proprietorship of the federal government regarding proposed upstream regulatory authority, the provinces have demanded that Pakistan Petroleum Exploration and Production Regulatory Authority (PPEPRA) should be put under the control of Council of Common Interests ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  A parliamentary committee was informed on Wednesday that in order to meet the enhanced demand of motor gasoline and to build up healthy stocks of the product, Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have been directed to import additional volumes in October 2017, otherwise punitive action ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The Planning Commission is facing human resource constraints as 75 percent of posts of members lying are vacant and 32 out of 33 PSDP funded projects are without fulltime Project Directors (PDs). “The Planning Commission is facing human resource problem as only one out of 33 PSDP ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Gas Sector Leadership Reform Committee (GSLC) is scheduled to meet on Thursday to discuss the draft with the stakeholders for the establishment of an independent upstream regulatory authority, it is learnt reliably here. The meeting, which will be chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Tuesday approved Rs 1.82 per unit reduction in power tariff, for the ex-Wapda distribution companies, for August under monthly fuel adjustment formula. In a public hearing, on a petition filed by Central Power Purchasing Agency ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A Parliamentary Committee was yesterday informed that India has rejected all the four options, presented by World Bank, for the resolution of issue pertaining to construction of Dams, by New Delhi, on the western rivers in the violation of Indus Basin treaty. In view of the options ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Sindh has objected to the IRSA decisions of allowing 500 cusecs of water to Kacchi Canal and said that the matter should be decided in the meeting of the Advisory Committee of the regulatory body. In the meeting of the IRSA’s Technical Committee Balochistan has once again accused ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  The meeting of the Indus River System Authority (Irsa) technical committee has been convened today (Monday) to assess the availability of water in the rivers and reservoirs for the upcoming Rabi season, it is learnt reliably here. According the Punjab’s estimates the water ...

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  • Islamabad -  The Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has unearthed irregularities worth hundreds of millions of rupees including the purchase of 60,500 faulty meters valuing Rs248.05 million. In the audit report 2015-16 presented to the parliament, the auditor general has observed that in Iesco ...

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  • ISLAMABAD -  Minister for Interior and Planning, Development & Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal has said that the provinces have failed to submit their plans regarding the setting up of special economic zones (SEZs), being developed under CPEC, and have sought another two months time for the ...

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