Fawad Yousafzai

  • TISLAMABAD - Blaming the interim connectivity of Port Qasim Coal Power Plant to the national grid for the power breakdown in the port city of Karachi, K-Electric has requested the NTDC to carry out a complete system relay coordination study to avert similar situation in future. However, spokesman ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Economic Coordination Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) will today (Wednesday) consider seven projects including Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT). The ECNEC which will meet here will also consider inclusion of Tangir Hydro electric power in ...

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  • TIslamabad - Central Power Purchasing Agency proposed an increase of Rs0.6429 per unit under fuel price adjustment for the month of October for Ex-Wapda DISCOs. According to the petition submitted by CPPA with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA), total energy generated in October ...

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  • TTHAR - Calling for competitive bidding for future generation process and rationalising the existing prices, CEO Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company Shamsuddin Shaikh said cost of electricity was too high in the country as Nepra was incapable of determining the right tariff. The existing electricity ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Water sector has utilised only 8.47 percent funds during the first quarter, as out of Rs 77990.467 million allocated for the Water Resource Division (hydle and water) in the PSDP 2018-19, only Rs 6607.230 million were released. According to official data, out of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government is mulling various options, including the provision of subsidised LNG, to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to the domestic consumers during the winter season. “Two options are under consideration to tackle the issue of gas shortage for the domestic sector during the ...

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  • TIslamabad   -   The federal government has not paid conveyance charges for the late-sitting to its BS-1 to 16 employees for the past three months, mainly because of financial constraints. Either of financial constraints or the policy shift of the present regime, majority of ...

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  • TIslamabad - The government on Wednesday increased the prices of high speed diesel (HSD) by Rs6.37 per litre and motor spirit (petrol) by Rs5 per litre for the month of November 2018. The price of light diesel oil (LDO) was also increased by Rs6.48 per litre and super kerosene oil by Rs3 per litre, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  NEPRA has imposed a fine of Rs 2 million on K-Electric. This penalty has been imposed on K-Electric for non-compliance of performance standards, particularly failure to restore the power supply within the prescribed time frame and to ensure the safety of public in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Tuesday recommended an increase of Rs 9.20 per litre in motor spirit (petrol) price and Rs 13.40 per litre in high speed diesel (HSD) rate for November 2018. In a summary forwarded to Petroleum Division and Ministry of Finance, the Ogra has ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) will review the return offered to the power sector companies and has proposed downward revision of return for various thermal and hydro projects. In the light of data shared by the power sector stakeholders, NEPRA has proposed cut ...

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  • TIslamabad - The issue of 1200 Cusecs water supply from Indus System to Karachi is likely to go a long way as instead of making a decision, the National Water Council has referred it to the steering committee on water. The matter of allocation of 1200 cusecs, 650.5 Million Gallon per Day additional ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The Federal government has appointed an energy sector expert Shahzad Qasim as an special assistant to Prime Minister on power sector. In terms of Rule 4 (6) read with serial No.1A of Schedule-VA of the Rules of Business, the Prime Minister is pleased to appoint, with ...

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  • TIslamabad  -   The maiden meeting of the National Water Council (NWC) on Thursday remained inconclusive, as it was marred by confusion over the mandate of the national water body and the role of steering committee. The NWC is a national level body chaired by the prime minister, as ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority on Wednesday allowed tariff increase of Rs0.20 per unit for ex-WAPDA distribution companies on account of fuel price adjustment for September. The decision was taken by NEPRA in a public hearing on the petition filed by the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Construction work on Diamer Bhasha dam is unlikely to start next year as the deadline has now been extended to April 2020. A parliamentary committee was informed Tuesday that out of total 37,500 acres of land required for Diamer Bhasha Dam, 83 percent has been acquired and the project ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Water Faisal Vawda Monday alleged that water was being stolen in Sindh while people of Karachi were being intentionally kept thirsty and deprived of water. “In Karachi, you meet your requirement by purchasing water, where this water comes from? It means that ...

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  • TIslamabad - Hydropower generation from Mangla Dam has come to zero after Irsa has stopped releasing water from the reservoir. “Irsa has closed Mangla powerhouse and water releases reduced to ‘nil’ due to low demand in Punjab,” said Irsa spokesman here Sunday. Meanwhile, a ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Friday notified increase in minimum gas charges for bulk domestic consumers and commercial gas consumers by 30 percent and 27 percent, respectively. According to the notification issued by OGRA, the household have been exempted ...

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  • TIslamabad  -  Pakistan and Russia are likely to sign the commercial agreement for the $2 billion North-South Gas Pipeline prior to January 2019, it was learnt reliably here. Pakistan and Russia have finalised consultation on important technical points related to the ...

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  • TIslamabad  -  Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that as usual, the country would be facing gas shortfall in winter season due to growing demand of gas for domestic consumers. “Presently we are facing gas and energy crisis as our import bill of petroleum products ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central Development Working Party on Wednesday approved 5 projects worth Rs141.93 billion and referred 3 projects worth Rs140.96 billion to ECNEC for further approval. The CDWP meeting was held with Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms and Deputy Chairman Planning ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA) has proposed an increase of Re 0.44 per unit in the price of electricity under fuel price adjustment for the month of September for ex-Wapda Discos. According to the petition, submitted by CPPA with National Electric Power Regulatory Authority ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat Tuesday said that the power consumers should be charged only legal losses of 13 percent while the recovery of the remaining losses should be made from the power defaulters. It was also informed that there were 27 million connections of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The revised PC-I of the Peshawar Metro, Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project (BRT), with the increased cost of 38 percent from Rs49.3 billion to Rs67.9 billion is once again coming to the CDWP for approval today (Wednesday). The first CDWP meeting after the coming of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Pakistan and Russia have extended the government to government agreement for the $2 billion North South Gas Pipeline for six months, it was learnt reliably here. The extension was required to advance the negotiations between Pakistani and Russian companies for the pipeline, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association (APOTA) on Friday said that around 100 tankers loaded with Iranian oil were entering Pakistan daily and proposed that if it was legalised, it would generate revenue for the country. All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners ...

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  • TIslamabad  -  Senators from Sindh alleged Indus River System Authority of violating water accord 1991 and said that during Kharif season, the province was hit hard by water shortage which, they said, was resulting in low yields. All necessary measures must be taken to ensure that water ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Terming Diamer-Bhasha Dam as the lifeline of the country, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) has said that the project has been cleared by seismic study and proposed the government to establish a public limited company for the early completion of the dam. The government should ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Work on the Prime Minister’s 100-day agenda is moving on snail’s pace as the provinces under PTI have failed to draw the broader contour of the plan even after 54 days down the line. “In Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, it looks as if we are working on 100 years agenda instead of ...

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