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Cabinet Committee reviews progress on energy projects ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on Energy Wednesday reviewed progress on the ongoing power projects to assess whether the time-lines of the schedule of activities were being observed.Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired the meeting which also reviewed the progress of on-going power sector projects in the country and the projects in pipeline.Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Secretary to Prime Minister and senior officials of the relevant ministries attended the meeting.Secretary Water and Power briefed the meeting on the energy projects and also dilated on arrangements for evacuation of the electricity to be produced in future.Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources gave an overview of the supply of natural gas and fuel that would be needed to facilitate the upcoming power projects.Secretary Water and Power also briefed the meeting about the current state of ...

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Ms Belinda Lewis calls on Sindh Governor KARACHI: The newly appointed British Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi, Ms. Belinda Lewis, called on Sindh Governor, Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, at the Governor House here on Wednesday.The out-going British Deputy High Commissioner, John Tucknott, was also present.On the occasion, Ebad spoke of close friendly ties between Pakistan and Britain.He said that the economic relations between the two countries have been increasing with the passage of every day.The Governor also mentioned the setting up ...

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Bilawal condemns attacks on Ataturk Airport in Istanbuly KARACHI: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has condemned the suicide attacks on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul,Turkey.In a statement on Wednesday he said that indeed, terrorism is a monster for humankind, PPP Chairman stated.Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expressed solidarity with the Turkish people, especially the families of victims and condoled with them on these unbearable losses.Our thoughts and prayers go out for every victim and their families and may Almighty Allah rest the ...

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Dar, ADB Country Director discuss operationalization of PDF ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar and Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Werner Leipach Wednesday discussed matters relating to operationalization of Pakistan Development Fund (PDF).Dar informed the ADB Country Director who called on Finance Minister that Pakistan has a huge appetite for infrastructure development and the government is looking at innovative ways of financing these infrastructure needs.PDF was one such initiative and it is government's priority to operationalize the Fund in the first ...

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Baligh to attend agriculture seminar on Thursday ISLAMABAD: Minister of State Muhammad Baligh-ur- Rehman will attend the Agricultue Package Awarenes Seminar on 30th June, 2016 as a chief guest at Auditorium of Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, said a press release on Wednesday.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Senate body on problems of less developed areas to meet on July 1 ISLAMABAD: A meeting of Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less Developed Areas will be held here on July 1, 2016 at Parliament House.The committee would be held under the Chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar.The committee will discuss the performance in Less Developed Areas Province wise, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan during the last three years with comparison to developed areas.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Moderate to heavy rain fall reported in Sindh: Met Office KARACHI: Rain or thundershowers with a few moderate to rather heavy falls have occurred at number of places in the Province during the last 24 hours, said the Met Office on Wednesday.The highest rainfall was recorded at Karachi Airport 43.4mm, Nazimabad 32.4mm, Gulistan-e-johar 25.0mm, Masroor & Gulishan e Hadeed 17.0mm each, Shahrah e Faisal & Saddar 15.0mm each, Landhi 12.0mm) Sh Banazirabad 40.0mm during the past 24 hours.In Hyderabad 18.0mm, Mirpurkhas & Chachhro 06.0mm each, ...