Ahmad Ahmadani

  • TISLAMABAD  - Miseries of over-burdened power consumers would worsen in the days ahead as National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has approved Re1 per unit hike in the power tariff, which would be effective from February 2014.Nepra’s hearing was held here under voice chairman ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Law Ministry has approved the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act 2014 which would be sent to the federal cabinet very soon to get its nod prior to the final approval of the Parliament to make it effective in the country. Currently, Pakistan has no comprehensive or even marginally ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has asked the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority to jack up power price by Rs1/unit on account of monthly fuel price adjustment of the month of December.Well-informed sources aware of the development told that CPPA has submitted a plea ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday made it loud and clear that the government has decided to review all the agreements earlier made to supply natural gas to the Captive Power Plants (CPP).  This, he said, while addressing a press ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Two US-based firms have so far declined to provide required compressors for Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project, resultantly the scheduled of Iranian gas flow to Pakistan has ostensibly become not possible.To meet burgeoning energy needs of Pakistan, negotiation between Iran and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has so far decided to grant permission to all Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) to use 3G spectrums on test basis and also wrote a letter to Frequency Allocation Board in this regard.Sources aware of the development told The Nation that the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government is considering slapping the already hard-pressed consumers of the petroleum products (POL) with yet another tax with the name of road levy, which is likely to raise the prices up to Rs2.50/litre.According to well-placed sources, the new levy on petrol and diesel would ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday,said that price of Qatari Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) would go up to $17/mmbtu and its impact would be passed on to all categories of consumers except domestic. He made this disclosure during a meeting of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Absence of due legislation on energy efficiency and necessary labelling on the power appliances are causing billion of rupees annual losses to the already burdened power consumers besides hours long power loadshedding in the country for a long time.Official sources at water & power ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Amid unannounced blackouts coupled with burgeoning losses being faced by the country’s power sector, first privatised power sector entity - Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) - has offered to share its success model with all power firms to improve performance. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - With ongoing severe spell of cold across the country, the hours-long unannounced power outages coupled with gas shortages have added to the miseries of already over burdened consumers. Official sources at power ministry told TheNation that currently the total gas production of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Inflation-hit masses would find a New Year gift with the start of January 2014 as Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has rejected the summary for price-hike in petroleum products (POL) and ordered to maintain the prices at current level.With this decision of reprieve from ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has sought from the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) to fix the urgent gas connection fee at Rs25, 000 by jacking it up from previous level of Rs3000.  Official sources told The Nation that SNGPL has sought from the regulator to fix ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The masses would bear another economic jolt as New Year gift with the start of January 2014 as the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has worked out up to Rs 3.60/litre hike in the prices of petroleum products for the upcoming month. Official sources told The Nation that the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Following the go-ahead order of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif regarding handing over Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, the ministry of water and power is in a fix how to materialise the ‘political statement’ of the premier. Official ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Replacement of 121 years old Khanki Headworks with a new barrage is planned to increase agricultural production by 10 per cent in eight districts of central Punjab, and also to ensure sustainable irrigation supplies to the area. A new Khanki Barrage is being constructed adjacent to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - The Nepra, after a three years delay, has finally approved amendments in the power generation licence of KESC.  The delay was ostensibly due to partial disagreement of the shareholders of power utility and the CPPA.Available documents with The Nation revealed that the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Viewing the upward trend of oil prices in the international oil market, prices of petroleum products are likely to witness a heavy hike up to Rs 5 per litre with the start of 2014. However, a final decision either to give the masses a new year gift in the form of subsidy or increased ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has approved the requests for hearing pleaded by two gas utilities - Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited & Sui Southern Gas Company Limited - seeking 14 to 124 per cent gas tariff hike. Available documents with The Nation disclosed that the ...

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  • TKHYBER AGENCY  - Three cardiac patients have expired due to the delay in release of financial assistance for their treatment from the Atlasi Khyber Endowment Fund, administration sources in Khyber tribal region told The Nation on Monday. The official, who wished not to be named, said the ...

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  • TISAMABAD - Nepra has approved 33percent increase in the tariff of hydel power being generated from the power projects of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) and it would be applicable with immediate effect.Official sources told TheNation that national electric power regulatory authority ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government has allowed ‘controversial’ Turkish company’s Rental Power Project (RPP) Karkey to sail a power vessel to Dubai on temporary basis for necessary repair and maintenance, which has been held up since April 2012 by Pakistan. The National Accountability ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra), while refusing to approve 45 paisas per unit power tariff hike sought by the Central Power Purchasing Agency, has ordered to reimburse the already paid surcharge along with interest from the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Prices of CNG would not witness upto Rs 1.23/kg decrease from today if the Supreme Court grants stay order to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).Earlier, the Federal Board of Revenue in a review petition submitted with the apex court has sought review over a decision in which the apex ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Ministry of Water & Power has asked National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) to immediately issue a decision pertain to Rs3 to 12.93/unit gigantic increase in the power tariff of domestic and agri consumers of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC).  Official ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A much needed and much awaited fresh population census of the country is likely to be approved soon, as prime minister has approved an Election Commission summary seeking the permission to present the matter in next meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI).After about 16 years, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Experts on Friday unanimously urged both Pakistan and India to adopt a unique approach on national disaster management to amicably deal with extreme climate events and establish robust emergency food reserves and financing capacity for rapid humanitarian responses to vulnerable ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has decided to issue show cause notice to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) over not generating power fully and declined to approve 45 paisa per unit hike in the price of power sought by the power utility under head monthly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Reiterating Pakistan’s stance to complete the IP gas pipeline project at any cost, Minister for petroleum and natural resources Shahid Khakan Abbasi on Thursday said a bilateral working group of two countries (Iran & Pakistan) has been formed which would formulate the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Qatar has agreed to export LNG to Pakistan while Iran has agreed to review the gas tariff and exemption from heavy penalties to fast-track the IP gas pipeline project, according to official sources.Major breakthroughs are import of LNG from Qatar to Pakistan and the IP gas pipeline ...

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