Fawad Yousafzai

  • TISLAMABAD - The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has Friday granted three months extension in commercial operation dates (CODs) of two Thar Coal Power Plants (660 mw) and now it will start operation in March 2021 instead of December 2020. The 117th meeting of the PPIB, held here with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has Thursday decreased power tariff by 62 paisa per unit on account of fuel adjustment for month of April 2018. In a public hearing, presided over by Nepra Chairman Tariq Sadozai, on a petition filed by Central Power ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In the absence of a strict regulatory regime, the LPG mafia has increased the distribution prices of domestic cylinder from Rs 920 per cylinder to Rs 1200 per cylinder during first seven days of the holy month of Ramazan. The increase has been recorded by 30 percent of the price prior ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The last Central Development Working Party (CDWP), of the present government, will Thursday (today) consider 33 projects worth Rs 632 billion including the phase-I of up-gradation of Pakistan Railway Mainline-I. According the agenda of the meeting available with The Nation, the CDWP ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Energy has Tuesday acknowledged that outdated transmission and grid system is a major cause for power breakdowns which is beyond their control as the up-gradation of the system required $ 40 to 50 billion. The Senate Standing Committee on Power which met here with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal has said that the newly-established China Aid agency will now look after the CPEC related matters instead of the MOFCOM. “There was some delay in the execution of some projects because of the transition of work from one agency to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) will meet Tuesday to consider seven projects including the 4th revised PC-I of 969 MW Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project. The other projects to be considered by the Ecnec include Sindh Barrage Improvement Project ...

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  • TIslamabad - Local bodies’ elections in the Federally Administrative Tribal Areas will be held in October while elections in the tribal belt for Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly will be held in April 2019. If approved by the Parliament, under the FATA reforms bill which will allow the merger ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senior Agriculture Economist, World Bank, Pakistan, Hans GP Jansen, has said that in Punjab yield gaps in major crops is hazardously high and yields are 30-50percent low in the neighbouring countries of the region, reasoning that Pakistan is at the bottom of agricultural R&D ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Taking serious notice of the tripping of the northern system of National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC) that resulted in eight hours power outage in Punjab and KP provinces, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday sought from the NTDC a detailed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal government has asked the Ex-Wapda Distribution Companies (Discos) to observe zero loadshedding from Iftar to Sehri time on all feeders and make the adjustment in the load shedding of the different categories of power consumers. To adjust the loadshedding during 14 hours the ...

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  • TIslamabad - Balochistan Assembly Speaker Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani has said that the maternal and child mortality rate has increased in the province during the past decade. “I have been noticing for the last six years that the mortality rate in women and children is increasing instead of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The water shortage for Kharif season has reached to 48 percent however on the pressure of the provinces IRSA's advisory committee declared 42 percent water shortage for early Kharif season, instead of earlier 31 percent forecast. In the meeting of the IRSA's advisory committee the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Korean state-owned company Korea South East Power Company, KOEN, has entered into an agreement with KP government for the development of 197 MW Kalam-Asrit Hydropower Project. A Memorandum of Understating in this regard was signed between the KP government and the KOEN, here ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal cabinet has empowered the interior minister to grant a one-time exemption to place or remove a name on or from the exit control list in case of urgency. The federal cabinet also approved recommendations of a sub-committee to constitute another cabinet sub-committee ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan's renewable energy production has been increased to 1568 MWs and identification of five more wind corridors in Balochistan could add several more thousand megawatts of clean energy to the national grid. The production would increase to 1870 MWs by the end of current year, said ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -  Japan has contributed $3,730,935 to UNODC country office for executing four projects aimed at enhancing air cargo security, combating transnational organized crime, strengthening border security against illicit trafficking and response to counter-terrorism in Pakistan. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum Thursday approved "Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2018" with certain amendments which will enable the CNG stations to pay half (Rs 12 billion) of the GIDC outstanding amount to the government. The meeting of the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Sindh irrigation department is misreporting the water losses and has reported a huge loss of 124700 cusecs in just nine days of the current month, it was learnt reliably here Wednesday. Irsa has showed serious concern over the excessive losses of up to 43 percent in some sections ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Indus River System Authority has shown its inability to increase water share of Sindh stating that the issue could be only resolved bilaterally with the governments of Punjab. At a meeting of the Senate Special Committee on Water Scarcity on Tuesday, the IRSA said that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The federal government has asked the four provinces to provide around 1086 law enforcement agencies personnel for crackdown on the electricity thieves as theft has caused loss of Rs 60 billion during the first nine months of the current fiscal year (2017-18). In separate letters to all ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The KP government has rejected the SNGPL proposed hike of 78.4 percent in prices of gas from Rs445.21 per MMBTU to Rs812.1 for FY 2018-19, saying instead of increase the company should improve its management and reduce its losses. In a public hearing on SNGPL petition for gas hike, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - After more than a decade Tarbela Dam has touched its dead level in the month of May and making the situation further alarming and it is likely that the shortage of water may reach to 55 percent. "As the water flows decreased in the rivers Balochistan has once again complaint to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The PC-I cost of Diamer-Bhasha Dam is likely to increase by Rs31 billion and so far Rs 72.2 billion has been released to the project. The federal government has released Rs72.7 billion for Diamer-Bhasha Dam out of the total allocation of Rs101 billion, the official of the Water ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - National Security Advisor Lt General (r) Nasir Khan Janjua has said that Pakistan is ready to share its CPEC prosperity with India as the neighbouring countries cannot stay enemies forever. For this purpose, he said, resolution of all disputes between India and Pakistan is vital. He ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Senators from Sindh have demanded the closures of flood canals, stop filling of Mangla and provision of additional water to the province to meet the demand for Kharif crop. However Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has excused to the demand of the senators saying that they cannot do ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central Development Working Party (CDWP) Wednesday approved 31 projects of worth Rs713 billion including a special project for development of health services in Afghanistan which includes 60 beds Kidney Hospital in Jalalabad, 200 beds Jinnah Hospital in Kabul and 100 bed hospitals in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A parliamentary committee yesterday expressed concern over the foreign debt accumulation and recommended that the government should submit a roadmap to the panel on how such a huge foreign debt could be paid off. The Senate Standing Committee on Finance, which met here with Senator ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Youth unemployment has witnessed a sharp rise to 9.1 percent in 2015 from 6.5 percent in 2007, said National Human Development Report (NHDR). Youth between 15-29 years make up 41.6 percent of Pakistan's total labour force (between 15-64 years). Youth unemployment, declining before ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The electricity shortfall has once again risen and the Discos have resorted to extra unscheduled loadshedding in the country. The electricity shortfall has reached 6,000 to 7,000MW and the areas with five percent losses which were early exempted from loadshedding are facing up to five ...

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