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FWO collects Rs11,406.12mn toll from motorways in last five years: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Syed Naveed Qamar on Thursday informed that National Assembly that Frontier Works Organization (FWO) was collecting toll tax on behalf of National Highway Authority (NHA) from Motorways only and had collected Rs. 11,406.124 million since 2008-09 to date.   Replying to a question during Question Hour, he said that FWO had received it share Rs. 2,125.16 million out of the total collection during the said period.   He said that FWO was utilizing its share of toll on pay and allowance of staff, rations, repair of vehicles, purchase of stores for the manpower employed on operational and maintenance of Motorways.   To another question, the minister said that currently two domestic oil companies Shell Pakistan and Pakistan State Oil and 19 foreign oil companies were supplying fuel to PIA planes.   To a question, Naveed Qamar told the House that Civil Aviation Ordinance, 1982 stipulates the responsibilities of Civil Aviation Authority which include safety, ...

SNGPL faces shortfall of 801 MMCFD gas: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Rukhsana Jamshed Buttar on Thursday apprised the National Assembly that currently Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) was facing major gas shortfall and only 1877 MMCFD gas was available for sales against demand of 2678 MMCFD.   In response to a question during Question Hour, she said that the demand on SNGPL system has increased manifold due to additional load during winter season.   The company has to carryout load management ...

Wheat growers advised timely removal of weeds LAHORE: Agriculture experts have advised wheat growers to remove weeds for attaining 5 to 7 maunds per acre higher yields.   Talking to APP here on Thursday, agriculture experts said that this year the government has set wheat production target of 19.20 million tonnes and it could be achieved by adopting scientific methods.   They said weeds could harm wheat production upto 14 to 42 percent as this factor harms even the quality of seeds.   "Weeds grow 3 to 4 ...

Rs330mn allocated for PESRP JAND: As many as Rs.330 million have been allocated under Punjab Education Sector Reforms Programme (PESRP) to complete 206 development schemes for the provision basic facilities in schools.   While talking to APP sources said that 21 schemes are near completion in the Attock district.   The basic facilities including provision of drinking water, electricity, construction of additional classrooms and washrooms.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

Karachi police arrest 37 accused in last 24 hours KARACHI: Karachi Police in their ongoing drive against the criminals, arrested 37 accused from various parts of the metropolis during the past 24 hours.   A police statement on Thursday said that those arrested included 11 absconders and 2 proclaimed offenders.   It said that 17 pistols,2 daggers and 1 mobile phone recovered from the accused.   Cases have been registered against the accused.   Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012

One killed, two injured in firing QUETTA: At least one person has been killed and another two injured in two different incidents of firing in the city on Thursday.   Police said that unknown armed men riding bike opened indiscriminate fire at two persons in Qandhari bazaar, injuring them.   The assailants managed to escape from the scene.   In another incident of firing took place near Salim Complex on Jinnah Road, one person was killed.   The rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the dead and ...

Utilization of modern technology vital to overcome challenges like economic: Kaira ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira said on Thursday that utilization of modern technology was vital to overcome the challenges being faced by the society especially economic and security issues.   While addressing as chief guest at the launching ceremony of "15th International Multitopic Conference" hosted by Riphah International University at a local hotel he said that the challenges being faced by Pakistan were global in nature and greater collaboration and sharing of technological ...


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