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KP new mines policy designed to protect interest of powerful: FMOA President PESHAWAR: The Frontier Mine Owners Association (FMOA) President Sher Bandi Khan Marwat here Tuesday slammed the Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf Government for not consulting the stakeholders before finalizing the new mines and mineral policy, saying it would protect the interests of the investors with high financial resources in this sector besides depriving hundreds of thousands of labourers and poor miners of their earning."The conditions incorporated in the new policy are very hard and inflexible and only powerful investors would take benefit while small investors would say goodbye to this hard earned business," he told APP.The President FMOA warned to launch protest drive in front of Imran Khan's residence in Bani Gala, Islamabad and outside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly if their demands were not met in one week.Marwat demanded of PTI chairman Imran Khan and Chief Minister KP to review the said policy and make it miners friendly."The new policy is designed to attract ...

IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the following feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 22 October From 08:00am to 12:00noon, Dharabi, Jhatla, Lawa, Wanhar, Hassal, Duffer, Sagharpur feedersFrom 09:00am to 12:00noon, Islampura, Valley, Attock Rural, Hameed, C.Mar, Murat, ChabbFrom 09:00am to 01:00pm, Maj. Masood, ...

Agreement with K-Electric challenged: Senate told ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhary Abid Sher Ali on Tuesday informed the Senate that government had already challenged agreement with Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) now formally known K- Electric in court of law.Replying to various supplementary questions during Question Hour, the minister said that the agreement with K-Electric was illegal. However, the case was in Sindh High Court and the government was actively pursing the case, he said.The minister said that ...

Holland to extend technical support in museum management ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid called on the Dutch Minister for Education, Culture & Science, Jet Bussemaker on the sidelines of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers Conference here Tuesday.The Federal Minister briefed the Dutch Minister about the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Pakistan and said that Pakistan was a land of world's leading two ancient Gandhara and Indus Valley Civilizations that flourished some 5000 years ago.Despite ...

1.98mn children to be vaccinated in KP PESHAWAR: The three-day anti polio campaign continued in different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa wherein 19,82,329 million children would be administered Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV).Officials of Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) told APP the three days anti-polio campaign has been started in Batagram, Buner, DI Khan, Haripur, Malakand, Shangla, Manshera, Nowshera, Swabi, Swat and Torghar districts on Monday and will continue till Wednesday.As many as 6118 teams were constituted to vaccinate the target children in these ...

Dry weather forecast for Quetta QUETTA: The Met Office has forecast a dry weather for the provincial capital on Wednesday.The maximum temperature is likely between 26 to 28 Centigrade and the lowest between 10 to 12 Centigrade.The hot and dry weather is forecast for rest of the region.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014

NP workers meet with CM Balochistan QUETTA: The activists of National Party and local people met with Chief Minister Balochistan, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch during his visit to Naal.In a statement issued, here on Tuesday, the Chief Ministers listened to the party workers and other people and issued directives on the occasion to resolve their legitimate problems.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
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