Finance minister lauds SRSP for sensitising rural communities

PESHAWAR (Bureau Report): Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Finance Muzaffar Said, while lauding the services of Sarhad Rural Support Programme, has said that the project staff shall continue their efforts for reducing poverty. He said this while talking to a representative delegation of SRSP, who called on him at Timergara in Lower Dir on Monday. He added that SRSP was sensitized the rural communities for sustainable development through its multi-sectors developmental program. The delegation discussed with minister, matters pertaining to the ongoing developmental projects, which runs with the participation of the community in the district and also informed him regarding some issues related to employees of the project. On this occasion, while assuring for the possible solution of SRSP staff problems, the minister said, that the same project has achieved certain goals in its program of sustainable development of rural communities, livelihood, and reduction of poverty by declaring it a main goal of the project mission.

The minister further said that the efforts of SRSP for human resource and community physical infrastructure development were not forgettable and the same concept should be maintained in future as to achieve the objectives of rural prosperity and development in letter and spirit.


Drive against illegal use of power intensified: Pesco

PESHAWAR (Staff Reporter): Chief Executive Peshawar Electric Power Supply Engr Zakaullah Khan Gandapur said Monday that drive had been accelerated against illegal use of electricity in the province. In this regard, he said Pesco Mardan-1 Division teams along with Pesco police, checked various premises in the jurisdiction of Mardan Cantt, Toru, Gujar Ghari subdivisions and nabbed six more persons including Wahid Shah, Nasar, Naveed, Amin, Munsif shah and Habib on the spot using direct connections. Chief Executive Pesco has directed all the field formations to speed up drive against illegal use of electricity and direct hooks. He said PESCO had once again warned to stop power pilferage in the larger interest of the nation, due to which PESCO had to face financial losses on one hand and on the other hand PESCO’s whole distribution system gets overloaded. As a result, the general public faces the inconvenience of frequent power breakdowns, he added.

Meanwhile, PESCO had advised customers to adopt all precautionary measures during winter rains and not to touch cables and poles.

It said public must adopt all safety measures which include, to properly "earthen" your electrical appliances and replace or tape all worn out wires and not to touch electrical appliances, cables with wet hands.

The public is also requested to be careful and attentive while using Electric Water Pumps and other Electrical appliances. The public is requested not to tie their pets and cattle to the poles and towers. It is advised to avoid usage of metal wires for drying clothes and not to touch the washing machine with wet hands without switching it off.

It advised keeping a mate under your foot while pressing the clothes, adding report the concerned PESCO offices in case of any damaged cable or damaged pole immediately.


Pakistan invited to attend

Bosnia trade fair

ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter): Bosnia on Monday invited Pakistan to attend the trade fair which will be held from April 26 to 28 in Bosnia. Sakib Foric, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina, gave the invitation to the Federal Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jatoi in Islamabad. Federal minister said he will inform about Pakistan’s participation after consulting with high officials. Ghulam Murtaza Khan welcomed the ambassador and stated that this visit is reflective of the increasing ties between Pakistan and Bosnia and will certainly provide impetus to further expand bilateral relations in various sectors. The ambassador appreciated the steps taken by the present government towards improving law & order and putting in place a business friendly environment in the country. Federal minister said that continuity of economic policies not only reflected maturity but would also help restoring confidence of the business community on the economic policies of the government.

Highlighting the upward economic growth path, minister said that the country has a huge economic and export potential that needs to be exploited.

KPOGCL engages CRI services

to get ISO 37001

ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter): Corporate Research and Investigations Private Ltd (CRI Group) announced that KPOGCL has engaged its CRI Certification services to achieve the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management System Standard certification. London-based CRI Group is a global provider of Integrity Due Diligence, Employment Background Screening, Third-Party Risk Management and Compliance and Other professional investigative research services. In 2016, the company launched its Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Centre of Excellence to offer CRI Certification and expert training in programmes including 3PRM-Certified(tm) and 3PRM-Qualified(tm). KPOGCL is in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan, the provincial holding company established in 2013 to make KP self-sufficient by discovering indigenous resources in the province. Raziuddin Razi, CEO of KPOGCL, said that engaging in ISO 37001: 2016 ABMS Certification helps the organization provide "full confidence to its partners and shareholders.

Razi said that KPOGCL is in a relentless pursuit to bring the hidden treasures for the comfort of the masses and value for its shareholders.

It has opened avenues of investment for international and national companies because it enjoys a great rapport with the business community as a competent and truthful entity.