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Tarbela hydel generation to touch 4,888 MW with 4th Extension Project ISLAMABAD: The hydel generation capacity of Tarbela dam will further enhance to 4,888 MW with completion of 1410 MW 4th Extension Hydropower Project.Officials sources told APP Friday that the Tarbela would be the largest water reservoir in term of hydel generation after completion of the extension project while Mangla has become the largest water storage reservoir.They said that Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) had already awarded civil works contract worth Rs 26.053 billion with Chinese firm Sinohydro for civil works of the 1410MW Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.The sources said that the World Bank had also agreed to provide $ 840 million loan for the project.They said the project would take three and half years for commissioning at estimated cost of $928 million.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has already inaugurated the 4th extension project.The project will increase the hydropower generation capacity of Tarbela Hydel Power Station to 4888 MW, after ...

Ambassador Jilani conveys condolences to Pakistani-American family over tragic plane crash WASHINGTON: Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani spoke to the family of Babar Suleman and his son Haris Suleman to convey, on behalf of the Prime Minister, the Government of Pakistan and his own behalf the deepest condolences on the tragic loss of life in their plane crash near American Samoa in the Pacific.He assured the bereaved family of his full support and cooperation and informed them that Pakistan Embassy had been in ...

357 profiteers arrested during Ramazan KARACHI: As many as 357 shopkeepers were arrested and sent to jail during the crackdown against the illegal profiteering and violation of the officially approved price list of essential commodities, during the 25 days of Ramazan.This was said by Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqi in a briefing on campaign against profiteering at Commissioner Office here, said a statement on Friday.He said that 5507 shopkeepers were challaned during the crackdown while over Rs 10.6 million were ...

Altaf condoles young pilot's death KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Chief Altaf Hussain has expressed his grief over the unfortunate death of young pilot Haris Suleman and his father Babar Suleman.In a statement issued by MQM on Friday, the MQM chief appreciated the young pilot and his cause to raise funds for the welfare of his people by making an air trip around the world but unfortunately he and his father suffered a fatal accident.He said their deaths are big ...

Hyderabad receives First Monsoon showers coupled with power breakdown HYDERABAD: First downpour of monsoon over Hyderabad and suburb areas leaves water stranding on roads and streets while residents of southern Sindh had to experienced nine hour long major power breakdown since restoration of electric supply to Karachi and HESCO region.As a result of downpour, the 450 MVA Power Transformer of 500 KV Grid Station of National Transmission and Dispatch Company Jamshoro caught fire resulting stoppage of power supply to Karachi and 12 districts of ...

Bomb kills two persons in Kulachi D I KHAN:: Two persons were killed in a mild intensity blast in tehsil Kulachi here on Friday Morning.According to Police, the roadside bomb blast occurred on Loni Road in tehsil Kulachi where Majeed and Imran were targeted. Both died on the spot. Police said it was landmine blast.Police have started investigation.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

Electricity and water supply suspended in Karachi as National Grid trips KARACHI: Electricity has been suspended in several parts of Karachi along with various parts of Hyderabad, Jamshoro and southern Sindh since early morning. According to media reports, “Due to the power breakdown, several water board pumping stations had also stopped functioning as a result of which electricity supply to Dhabeji, Gharo, Nak and Pepri pumping stations was suspended. Consequently, water supply to different parts of Karachi was also interrupted”.Various areas of Karachi has been affected ...


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