Usman Cheema

  • TISLAMABAD - Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Monday informed the Lower House of Parliament that Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to visit Pakistan on the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a date will be finalised as per the convenience of both ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government on Monday once again refused to reveal the details of LNG import from Qatar and apprised the National Assembly that the prices will be made open only after the deal is finalised.Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shehzadi Umerzadi during the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms informed the National Assembly on Monday that original plan of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was intact as it was made in 2013. He said this must not be considered just a road project but the plan is to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - Under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), industrial collaboration will be enhanced and special economic zones will be set up in all parts of the country with Balochistan to get the first economic zone.Addressing a press briefing here on Sunday, Minister for Planning and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - The government, as per procurement laws, is bound to inform the people of Pakistan about the LNG price deal but at the same time it is bound to keep it concealed as per the requirement of international sellers that has put it in a complicated situation.The ongoing LNG deal between ...

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  • TUSMAN CHEEMAISLAMABAD Time to make money for the Passco and Punjab Food Department as the wheat harvest harvesting has started and farmers are in queue to obtain gunny bags in order to sell their produce to the government that they are unable to get without paying bribe to the officials of Food ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government on Wednesday increased petrol price by Rs 4 per liter and high speed diesel by Rs 3 per liter, while keeping the prices of High Octane Blending Component (HOBC) (elite fuel) and kerosene oil unchanged.Federal Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar, announcing the new ...

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  • TKARACHI Based on multiple rumours, the KSE-100 index posted one of the largest fall of 1031 points or 3.5pc to close at 28,927 points, 7 month low.The market on Monday continued to free fall with no one willing to catch the proverbial “falling knife” as a myriad of reasoning and logic ...

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  • TISLAMABAD Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi announced on Monday to inject 200 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into system from March 31 (today)."As per commitment, we are going to add 200 mmcfd LNG into system imported from Qatar which would be enhanced to 400 ...

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  • TISLAMABADThe 1050MW reduction in power generation that occurred due to technical fault is expected to be reinstated partially soon that will decrease the loadshedding hours in the country.A spokesperson of the Ministry of Water and Power has claimed that a major part of 1050MMW will be restored ...

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  • TISLAMABADThe government has yet to decide about the opening of CNG stations in the country as it has not opened the gas stations on 15th March as announced previously.It seems that the opening of CNG stations is attached with the import of LNG and before that the government is not in a mood to ...

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  • TCement domestic consumption up 9.12 per centLahore (Staff Reporter): During the first eight months of current fiscal year, cement industry has posted a growth of 5.52 percent compared with same period during last fiscal year. Total despatches during this period were 22.78 million tons against 21.59 ...

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  • TISLAMABADThe Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power on Friday recommended the inclusion of technical people in the Board of Directors of electricity distribution companies to resolve the performance issues.Parliamentary Panel that met with Zahid Khan in the chair also suggested dissolving the ...

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  • TISLAMABADFederal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Monday said that around 3700 to 3800MW hydel power projects are in pipeline for reducing the load-shedding problem in the forthcoming summer season. While speaking at the occasion of political leaders gathering to discuss the scope of ...

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  • TISLAMABADFederal Minister for National Food Security and Research (NFS&R), Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan said on Friday that concerted efforts were being made to improve farm level practices and develop linkages of farmers with markets and industry.“We are committed to increase the existing ...

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  • TISLAMABAD The government finally has been able to materialise the deal of LNG import from Qatar that will start arriving in Pakistan provided the terminal completes as per timeframe. However, as per some sources, it seems difficult and might be delayed a little bit.Sources said that the time frame ...

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  • TISLAMABADNational Assembly’s Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research (NFS&R) on Tuesday approved as many as 78 development projects of MNS&R worth Rs.38250.893 million for incorporation in Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) for the upcoming fiscal year ...

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  • TISLAMABAD National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday notified a decrease of Rs 3.24 per unit in the electricity prices that the consumers consumed in the month of December 2014.In the hearing held in Nepra the decrease was made following the Fuel Adjustment Formula. As a matter ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The government sent Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Chairman Saeed Ahmad on forced leave, apparently over the fuel crisis in the recent past, while setting aside the rules.In the start of the crisis, the Ogra chairman held a press conference and denied his role in the fuel ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - While the government is all set to renew the electricity agreement with K-Electric, Minister of State for Water and Power Ali has started opposing provision of power to it on the social media.Sources in the water and power sector told this scribe that the government was going to provide ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - In an absolute reflection of incompetence the crisis-hit government has failed on the front of curbing electricity theft in the country; rather, it shows an upward trend as compared to the position during the last year.Documents available with The Nation show that there were 18.6 per ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the country has satisfactory stock of petroleum products and there is nothing to worry about fuel availability now.Maintaining that there was a stock of nine days of petrol and 18 days diesel at the moment, he asked the media to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - A joint Senate panel of Finance, Petroleum and Water and Power on Friday failed to know reasons behind the recent fuel crisis in the country due to absence of two ministers and ill-informed senators.The Joint Senate Standing Committee meeting was held for the first time that saw ...

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  • TISLAMABADMinister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi once again suggested the people of Pakistan to avoid panic buying so that artificial shortage of petrol in the country could be ended.Abbasi who considers the common public as responsible for the existing fuel crisis by using more fuel than ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The existing fuel crisis might last a few days more as the petroleum minister has not announced any immediate relief and has said that it can take 5-8 days to resolve the issue completely.Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, at a press conference on Friday, said unprecedented increase in the demand of ...

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  • TISLAMABADOil and Gas Regulatory Authority has no powers to regulate the prices of Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), law in this regard is vague and the government is needed to clarify about the Ogra’s powers in terms of its authority.Ogra’s Chairman Saeed Ahmed Khan on Friday said that LPG ...

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  • TIslamabad - Experts of the Dutch Disaster Risk Reduction team have said hat certification of embankments using Dutch know-how will not only allow a more targeted response, but it will also enable real estate development in the area.During a roundtable discussion at the Ministry of Planning here ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Despite the strict government orders to complete SIMs biometric verification within 28 days, mobile companies have conveyed their inability to complete the task within the given time saying it can take a year.Not only the task cannot be completed within the given time but it could cost ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has given the suggestions to the government for complete elimination of terrorism from the country.Though the party was not called by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take part in the APC and present its suggestions to eliminate terrorism from the country, yet ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  - National Agriculture Research Council on Monday launched commemorative postage stamp on 100th birthday year of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug who is known as father of green revolution. Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan on the occasion while paying ...

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