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Food department materializes measures to enhance wheat storage capacity KARACHI: Sindh Food Department is in fast process to complete construction of 767 concrete procurement platforms enhancing its wheat storage capacity to minimum 10,00,000 metric tones at any given time, said Jam Mehtab Hussain Dharki, provincial minister for food.Chairing a meeting in his office Wednesday, he said 221 of these platforms have already been completed, under development work initiated by the department while 546 are near completion."Once all these procurement platforms are completed we would be able to store 10,33,800 metric tones of the wheat grown in the province," said the minister.Jam Mehtab Hussain Dahar said the provincial food department would manage to save an annual expenditure of Rs 15 million incurred under head of rent as the storage facility previously had to be hired."Sindh food department has also saved Rs.117.930 million spent on procurement and supply of wheat," said the minister."The food department is supplying wheat to 73 flour ...

PTI, PAT workers start returning home from sit-ins to celebrate Eidul Azha ISLAMABAD: Participants of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) have started packing their luggage on the reported indication by respective leadership that they could go to their hometowns for celebrating Eidul Azha with family members."I have packed my luggage on the indication of my zonal leader (Nazam-e-Ilaqa) by his respective leadership that we could go to our hometowns for celebrating Eid ul Azha," said Muazzam Bukhari, a PAT worker.PTI and PAT sources indicated ...

Dar for making complete case regarding Solar Park Bahawalpur project ISLAMABAD: Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar here on Wednesday directed for making a complete case regarding the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park Bahawalpur project along with proposed solutions and bring it in the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet for approval.The minister chaired a meeting with Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Secretary Finance Punjab and discussed the issues of Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park Bahawalpur.Secretary Finance Punjab gave a brief presentation on the various issues being faced in the completion ...

No Load-shed during Eid Holidays KARACHI: K-Electric in its press note has announced that the company will yet again exempt its customers from any load-shed during the Eid holidays. Following its tradition, the company has exempted load-shed during Eid for the last 5 years, and this year will be no different.Giving details the press statement said that there will be no load-shed starting Sunday 5th October till the 8th of October. However, in an area as vast as Karachi and ...

Several injured in Quetta blast QUETTA: Several people sustained injuries in a hand grenade explosion occurred here on Wednesday, police said.They said unidentified men tossed hand grenade in a hairdresser shop and fled. As a result, it exploded leaving several people injured. The injured were shifted to civil hospital Quetta.Police reached the site and cordoned off the area.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Two shopkeepers arrested, 94 fined of Rs1,27,800 for fleecing consumers KARACHI: Two retailers dealing in essential food items business have been arrested and another 94 were fined of Rs. 1,27,800 for overcharging or fleecing consumers under one or the other pretext, said Commissioner of Karachi, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui here on Wednesday.Sharing details of the crackdown conducted against profiteers, adulterators and black marketeers in the city on regular basis he said the momentum against these unassuming criminals have to be maintained and that this also needed ...

PM orders implementing Punjab Citizen Feedback Monitoring Programme in federal govt ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the implementation of Punjab Citizen Feedback Monitoring Programme in the federal government to improve service delivery and to enhance communication with ordinary citizens.He was chairing a meeting here at the PM House, which was attended by Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Ahsan Iqbal and Chairperson National Assembly's Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Marvi ...


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