Fawad Yousafzai

  • TISLAMABAD    -   The Planning Commission has asked the ministry of Water Resource to submit inquiry report regarding the financial irregularities of the Kachhi Canal project before start of the remaining work on the project. Kachhi Canal is a troubled venture and its ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Around 32,000 interns of the National Internship Programme have failed to get their last three-month stipend despite the closure of the programme. The last batch of 32,000 interns has not received stipend for the last three months (April, May and June), official sources told The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - There is a discrepancy of more than Rs200 billion in the figures reflected in the Federal Public Sector Development Programme 2018-19 and the Federal Budget’s Pink Book of the Ministry of Finance. In the Federal PSDP 2018-19, the allocations were Rs1030 billion, which include ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Nepra has initiated legal proceedings against K-Electric over poor maintenance of network and safety measures, said a spokesman of the Authority here Monday. In a tragic incident, an eight-year-old boy Muhammad Umar had lost his both hands after high-tension wires fell on him ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A parliamentary committee was Monday informed that Pakistan wants to change the funding mode of ML-I Project (Karachi to Peshawar Railway) from loans to Built Operate and Transfer (BOT) mode. Senate Special Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that met with Senator ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The provinces are likely to face up to 45 percent water shortage in the upcoming Rabi season; it is learnt reliably here Sunday. Irsa technical committee is scheduled to meet on 25th of this month to review the water situation and finalise its recommendation regarding water availability ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Moving from the bilateralism in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project, both countries have agreed to broaden up the corridor project for third country/party participation. China and Pakistan have agreed to establish two focal points to evolve mechanism for the third ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Bureau of Statistics yesterday said the post-census 5 percent validation exercise data may jeopardise the agreed outcome of the National Census as after two years it may not be comparable with the Census 2017 results. According to the official documents available with The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Both the government owned PSO and SSGCL has shown their inability to import the LPG as prescribed in the LPG Policy 2016; it is learnt reliably here Wednesday. A refusal from both the PSO and SSGCL came in a meeting of the LPG stakeholders held here, to review the LPG ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - A preliminary committee has been informed that 53000 of the 172000 posts in ex-Wapda Discos are lying vacant. Out of 53000 vacant post posts, around 28000 are critical posts of engineers and linemen and require immediate recruitment, said Secretary Power Division Irfan Ali while ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has completed the process of tariff determinations for six Discos and allowed Prior Year Adjustment (PYA) to the ex-WAPDA Discos which will enable them to transfer the burden of Rs 120 billion to the electricity consumers. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has asked the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC) to refer the issue of the implementation of Article 154 of the Constitution to the upcoming meeting of the CCI which will limit the role of Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) and Cabinet ...

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  • TIslamabad - The government has ordered to stop releasing the funds to all the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) funded projects with immediate effect, it is learnt reliably here. “Earlier we were told in written to stop releasing funds to unapproved projects with less than 20 percent ...

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  • TIslamabad - The multi-billion rupees Kachhi Canal Project has failed to achieve goal of irrigating around 700,000 acres of Balochistan land and currently irrigating only 10,000 acres of land, a parliamentary panel was informed yesterday. Secretary Water Resources Shumail Ahmed Khawaja, briefing ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Failure of the federal government to implement LPG Policy 2016 is the main reason for the high prices of LPG for the consumers. The government has directed OGRA to conduct an audit of the LPG companies however it is unlikely to achieve any milestone unless the LPG Policy 2016 is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday has given a green signal to the gas price hike for the two government-owned gas utilities of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). After the PM approval the summary for the gas price increase will be presented to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  A parliamentary committee was Monday informed that the non-provision of PSDP allocations by the federal government and the delay by China in the approval of projects is affecting work on the western route of CPEC. Meanwhile, parliamentarians have directed the government to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  Department of the Auditor General of Pakistan is currently carrying audit of circular debt of power sector along with other mega projects including Orange Line Metro Train Project while audit of Billion Tree Tsunami Project is also in progress and will be completed soon. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Pakistan has failed to respond with a collective approach to the sensitive issue of trans-border water dispute with India as the office of Chief Engineering Adviser/Federal Flood Commission was completely ignored for technical advice in talks in the Permanent Indus ...

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  • TIslamabad  -   The PTI government in its first-ever determination of oil prices announced reduction in the rates of major petroleum products for the month of September and reduced High Speed Diesel (HSD) by Rs 6.37 per litre and Petrol (MS 97 RON) by Rs 2.41 per litre. As per the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has alleged that Delhi doesn’t share data of severe weather forecasts with Islamabad and said that they are getting new weather surveillance radar which can monitor weather 200 kilometres inside India. Although on international forums ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Thursday recommended the government up to 5 to 6 percent reduction in the prices of petroleum products for September 2018. The Ogra has proposed a reduction of Rs2 per litre in motor spirit (petrol), Rs6 per litre in high speed diesel, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday allowed the Ex-Wapda power distribution companies (Discos) to increase the power tariff by Rs 0.36 per unit on account of fuel adjustment for the month of July 2018. The decision was taken in public hearing ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has showed its concern over performance of X-Wapda distribution companies and K-Electric which have contributed losses of around Rs35 billion due to their inefficiency in transmission and distribution losses and Rs76 billion ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The new office timing announced by the PTI government has put working class in the public sector, especially women, in an awkward situation as they will not be able to reach home in the daylight. Both the new attendance and closing time (9am to 5pm) are unrealistic and it will ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The two state-owned natural gas companies SNGPL and SSGC Monday said that they are losing money due to huge difference in the gas purchase and sale prices which is increasing the circular debt, demanding the government to increase the gas prices to resolve the issue. Sui Northern Gas ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Two-day talks between India and Pakistan on controversial hydropower projects being constructed in Indian-Held Kashmir will begin on August 29. In a first high-level interaction after Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led coalition government took charge, an Indian delegation led by ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The first two cabinet meetings of the PTI government have not followed Rules of Business, 1973, while considering different summaries, it has been learnt. Summaries were submitted to the cabinet without following the Rules of Business 1973, official sources told The Nation. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Friday announced all major agreements in the oil and gas sector, particularly those which were kept hidden, including one regarding the LNG import, would be made public and placed on the ministry’s website. Being fuel ...

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  • TIslamabad - Federal Minister for Railway Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that they will provide 20,000 jobs and construct 5,000 residential units for railway employees. "Under the CPEC the entire railway track will be upgraded and will try to provide train facility for the pilgrim going to Iran," ...

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