Fawad Yousafzai

  • TISLAMABAD - K-Electric’s performance considerably improved during 2016-17 as compared to previous two years. The performance evaluation report of K Electric released by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) here revealed that K-Electric reported 10 incidents of loss of supply ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The system interruption of NTDC supply, during 2016-17, witnessed 135 percent increase, while frequency of interruption increased by 84.2 percent as compared to preceding year. NTDC annual performance report 2016-17, released by NPERA here Thursday, said that the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Reforms Khusro Bakhtyar has said that the previous government missed all targets set in 11th five-year plan and the average GDP growth was 4.8 percent. The credibility of the growth performance of the 11th five years plan is also under ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While asking for transferring the burden of increased transmission losses and price of expensive furnace oil based power generation to the consumers, Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA-G) has proposed an increase of Re 0.6356 per unit in the power tariff, under fuel price adjustment, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Taking notice of 32 percent profit by Nishat Power Limited on its investment against 17 percent allowed by NEPRA, Senate standing committee Tuesday asked the power division to provide details of earning ratios of all the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) on their investments. The ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -    Pakistan is all set to finalise $10 billion investment agreement with Saudi Arabia and will also seek the downward revision in LNG prices from Qatar, said Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan. Saudi Arabia Crown Prince, Muhammad bin ...

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  • TIslamabad  -  Terming the current Sustainable Development Goals target unrealistic, Ministry of Planning’s Parliamentary Secretary Kanwal Shauzab said that the same should be reframed keeping in view the local ground realities. The imported agenda of SDGs cannot resolve the issue ...

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  • TIslamabad - The ground-breaking ceremony of much-awaited 800MW Mohmand Dam project has been postponed once again and no new date is in sight yet as both Wapda and water ministry are unaware of the updated schedule. “We are looking to the Prime Minister Secretariat for the new dates for the ...

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  • TIslamabad - Auditor General of Pakistan has pointed out irregularities of around Rs300 million in hiring consultants for the Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant by the Pakistan Commission for Indus Water (PCIW) and has recommended an inquiry into the matter. A special audit report by AGP observed that ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - India has agreed to allow Pakistani experts to visit controversial hydel projects on Chenab River and a delegation is likely to visit India by the end of January. “A three-member team would go to India and carry out inspection of projects from January 27 to February 1, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Saudi Arabia Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources is arriving in Pakistan tomorrow and is likely to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up an oil refinery at Gwadar. The Saudi minister, Khalid al-Falih, along with his delegation will land at Gwadar where ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Energy (Petroleum Division) has initiated the process of the removal of the managing directors of Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) through the BODs, after the prime minister directives regarding their ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has sacked the managing directors of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Limited over the ongoing gas crisis in the country, reported several private TV channels. The decision was taken on the suggestion of a fact-finding ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Monday announced a reduction of up to 10.54 percent in the price of re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) for SSGCL and SNGPL for the month of January 2019. A notification issued by OGRA here stated that the price of RLNG for consumers of ...

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  • TIslamabad - The irregularities committed by the Directorate General of Petroleum Concession (DGPC) in execution of Petroleum Policy 2012 have caused the national exchequer a loss of Rs 64.44 billion, as per an official report. In the performance audit report on implementation of Conversion Regimes, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The CDWP Thursday once again deferred the approval of Nai Gaj Dam project worth Rs 47,732.5 and instructed the Ministry of Water Resources to resolve designs issues and other observations regarding the project. The CDWP, which met with Minister for Planning, ...

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  • TIslamabad - Award of contract of Mohmand Dam Project to Descon once again echoed in a parliamentary committee when senators from Balochistan questioned company’s qualification for such a big project. The senator questioned why a company which was disqualified for a small dam project in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Living up to his reputation, Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda once again Wednesday snubbed the media inviting a strong protest from journalists who walked out of his press conference leaving him apologetic. The journalists boycotted the press ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The ground-breaking ceremony of much-awaited 800MW Mohmand Dam project has been delayed once again and will now take place on January 13. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda dispelled the impression of any ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Central Development Working Party is meeting here Thursday (today) to discuss much delayed Nai Gaj Dam project with an escalated cost of Rs 46.55 billion. The cost of the project has increased by Rs 20 billion from the early estimated cost of Rs 26 billion to Rs 46.55 billion, official ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Partially accepting the Ogra’s recommendations on petroleum prices, the government yesterday reduced the prices of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD) by Rs4.86 and Rs4.26 per litre respectively for the month of January. A notification issued by the Finance Division said the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   Pakistan and Iran are ready to hold negotiations on renewal of agreement for 100MW electricity import to Balochistan as Tehran has offered the supply of more electricity. Iran is ready to provide as much as electricity Pakistan needs but we have some constraints which ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has recommended a decrease of Rs 15.90 per litre in the price of high speed diesel (HSD) and Rs 9.5 per litre in motor gasoline (petrol) for the month of January 2019. In a summary forwarded to Petroleum Division and Ministry of Finance, the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - BISP employees Thursday announced closure of all offices of the programme for indefinite time till acceptance of their demands. They demanded repatriation of 350 deuptationists working in the Programme to their parent departments, announcement of service’s regulation and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Thursday allowed tariff decrease of Re 0.31 per unit for ex-WAPDA distribution companies on account of fuel price adjustment for the month of November. The decision was taken by NEPRA in a public hearing on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Senate Standing Committee on Power was Thursday informed that around 17 percent employees of ex-WAPDA Discos have been found involved in electricity theft or other related activities and investigation is underway against them. The power distribution companies (DISCOs) ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown his dissatisfaction over the report of the fact-finding committee regarding gas crisis which recently hit the country as the committee has failed to hold anyone responsible. The Prime Minister also directed the petroleum division to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senators belonging to Sindh yesterday warned that the gas being produced in Sindh would not be allowed to use in other provinces unless the province’s gas demand is fulfilled. “Under 18th Amendment, Sindh province has ...

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  • TIslamabad   -   Balochistan has once again lodged a complaint with IRSA blaming Sindh for stealing 40 percent of its water. In a letter to Indus River System Authority (IRSA), Balochistan government has complained that the province is getting only 60 percent water of its share ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The ministry of water resources, while showing its reservation towards the bidding process of the 100 small dams in Balochistan, said that with the current pace it would not be possible to complete the work on the project in 50 years. The government of Balochistan is ...

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