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Pakistan - General News

Ambassador of Austria to address PIIA members on Tuesday KARACHI: The Ambassador of Austria in Pakistan, Dr. Brigitta Blaha will address the members of Pakistan Institute of International Affairs (PIIA), on the topic of Austria's Foreign Policy on Tuesday.The programme will be held in the library of institute at 4:15 p.m., said a press release issued here on Monday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016

Pakistan - Business & Economy

Weekly inflation falls 0.31pc ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on February, 04 for the combined income group fell by 0.31 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 216.42 points against 217.09 points registered in the previous week, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).Similarly, as compared to the corresponding week of last year, the SPI for the ...

Pakistan - General News

PIA's missing employees return home ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) missing four employees have been found and returned home on Monday.According to a private news channel, PIA employees named Hidayatullah, Saifullah, Zameer Chandio and Mansoor were missing since 2nd February and unknown individuals left them near Nagin Chowrangi area.PIA's Joint Action Committee (JAC) had earlier announced a protest towards Jinnah terminal for the recovery of the missing employees.The employees had been missing for 6 days. Families of the 4 personnel ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

OGDCL to add 125mmcfd gas in system next month ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is preparing to add 125 mmcfd (million cubic feet gas per day) of gas to the national distribution system by end of next month, official sources in the company said."The additional supply will help meet growing energy demand in different sectors to some extent, while the company has further expedited its exploration activities across the country," they told APP.The sources informed that OGDCL had recently made two ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

No forced load-shedding in IESCO region ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) has clarified a news item appeared in a section of press regarding unscheduled load shedding in Rawalpindi and said that no forced and un-scheduled load shedding was being carried out in Rawalpindi.The spokesperson said that only schedule load shedding six and 8 hours was being observed in Urban and rural areas respectively.Owing to less load demand during night hours mostly relief is being given to the areas under ...

Pakistan - Banking & Finance

Over Rs320.323bn released for developmental projects ISLAMABAD: The government has released over Rs320.323 billion for different social sector developmental projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16 against the total allocation of Rs700 billion.According to latest data released by the Planning Commission of Pakistan, the government has released Rs34.568 billion for infrastructure development projects under National Highway Authority (NHA) as against the total allocation of Rs159.600 billion for FY 2015-16.Similarly Rs74.087 billion has been released for Water and Power Development Authority ...

Pakistan - General News

Pakistani delegation arrives for IPU-UN hearing on world drug problem UNITED NATIONS: A two-member Pakistan parliamentary delegation has arrived in New York to participate in a hearing at United Nations Headquarters organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UN on the world drug problem.The delegation is composed of National Assembly members -- Nawab Yousuf Talpur (leader) and Ms. Asiya Nasir. The IPU-UN Parliamentary Hearing will take place on February 8 and 9.Officials said the joint IPU-UN hearing will contribute to a Special Session ...