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Fesco issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued here on Thursday, power supply from SS-Road feeder emanating from 132-KV OTP grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. while all feeders of 132-KV Pir Mehal grid station will observe shutdown from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday (March 27). Similarly, electricity supply from all feeders of 66-KV Chashma and Fazil grid stations will remain suspended from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. whereas Allowali, Dabb, Kalorkot, Liaqat Abad, Ahmad Cotton and Khan Cotton feeders originating from 132-KV Piplan grid station will observe load shedding from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon on March 27. Meanwhile, power supply from Gaushala, Jhal Khannuana, Moman Abad, Jhang Bazaar and Chaudhary Street feeders emanating from 132-KV Factory Area grid station will remain suspended from 8:00 ...

LCCI congratulates new PBIT chairman LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), while congratulating former LCCI Senior Vice President Abdul Basit for his appointment as Chairman Punjab Board of Investment & Trade (PBIT), has urged him to take immediate and urgent steps to improve investment scenario in the Punjab.In a letter of felicitation to new PBIT chairman Abdul Basit, the LCCI President Ijaz A Mumtaz expressed hope that PBIT new Chairman would evolve a comprehensive strategy with the ...
Police launch search operation around airport area RAWALPINDI: Police on Thursday carried out a search operation in the jurisdiction of Airport Police Station, but no suspects were arrested. The operation was carried out on the special directives of City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi to curb crime.During the operation police questioned 346 persons and checked 53 houses, hotels, motels and vehicles, the police spokesman said. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
Seven agents arrested LAHORE: FIA Faisalabad claimed to have arrested seven touts/agents from passport offices of Sargodha and Faisalabad.According to FIA spokesman, on information, FIA team conducted raids at passport offices and arrested agents namely Muhammad Zubair, Rafi Ullah, Saleemullah Niazi, Amjad Ali, Liaquat Ali, Javed Ahnad and Atta Ur Rehman. Cases have been registered against them accordingly.Meanwhile, the team conducted a raid near HBL D-Ground Faisalabad and arrested an accused Noman. The team recovered five bills of ...
CM condoles with Masood Hamid LAHORE: Punjab Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has expressed deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of mother of Masood Hamid, Director Marketing of a local newspaper and former Secretary General All Pakistan Newspapers Society.In a condolence message, the Chief Minister prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the members of the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude. Copyright APP ...
Hot, dry weather forecast for Karachi KARACHI: The Meteorological Department Thursday forecast hot and dry weather with hazy morning for the metropolis during the next 24 hours.According to the Met. Office the minimum and maximum temperatures in the city are expected to remain in the range of 22-24 and 37-39 degrees centigrade respectively.Mainly hot and dry weather is likely to prevail in the region. However, partly cloudy/cloudy weather with chances of light rain is likely to occur at isolated places in ...
BISP to focused on women communities, leaders for social mobilizing ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) would target women through establishing women leaders and women communities for social mobilization and creating awareness among beneficiaries.BISP has devised a financial literary project to help the uneducated and poor women for obtaining their cash transfer amounts smoothly, an official informed APP.To facilitate more and more deserving people, he said, BISP will make efforts for issuance of CNIC cards to the Non-CNIC pending beneficiaries for which women committees to ...


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