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FPCCI lauds govt decision to operationalise CASA 1000 ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday supported the decision of the government to operationalise CASA100 electricity project and buy power from Russia and Turkmenistan also.The decision will help government to shut power plants generating expensive electricity and enable it to serve industrial and domestic customers, said Abdul Rauf Alam, President FPCCI.In a statement issued here, he said that business community lauds the decision to accept the offer of Russia and Turkmenistan to join the Central Asia-South Asia (Casa) 1,000 power supply project.Casa-1,000 was supposed to bring 1000 to 1300 megawatt of clean energy from Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan but now it will also help other nations to export their surplus electricity to energy-starved Pakistan, he added.Alam said that Tajikistan's energy sector has been showing growth for the last 15 years generating surplus electricity which should be capitalised as early as possible.He lauded the government ...

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Thatta-Sujawal bridge to be completed by October: Sindh CM THATTA: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that Dolah Daryah Khan bridge connecting Thatta and Sujawal districts will be completed at Rs.2.70 billion by October this year. Talking to news persons during his visit to Dolah Daryah Khan Bridge on River Indus on Sunday, he said that the bridge would not only provide better communication facilities to residents of Thatta and Sujjawal districts but also help improve economic conditions in the area. ...

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Zardari condoles with families affected by accident ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarian (PPPP) Asif Ali Zardari Sunday condoled with the affected families of road accident in Thatta Sindh.In a condolence message, former President expressed his deep sorrow and sadness over deaths of a number of people in accident in Thatta, said a press release issued by the party secretariat.He directed Sindh Government to provide the best medical treatment to the injured and compensate families who lost their dear ones.Asif Zardari prayed ...

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Zardari felicitates Mir Aurangzeb ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari Sunday congratulated the winning PPP candidate in by-election of constituency PS-14 Sindh, Mir Aurangzeb.Former President in a message said that PPP leaders, workers and member assemblies deserve appreciation as they worked hard for the election campaign.Asif Zardari said the success is a reflection of the confidence reposed by the people in PPP, said a press release issued by the party secretariat.He asked PPP elected representatives to ...

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Pak-Afghan border at Chaman remain closed for fourth day CHAMAN: The Pak-Afghan border at Chaman remained closed for fourth consecutive day Sunday with NATO supply and cross border trade also remained suspended. The border gate was closed by the officials of Afghanistan Border Force four days back when local tribesmen of Chaman took out a rally and torched an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Nirendra Modi to protest his statements about the Balochistan situation. Official sources said the Afghan border forces from their border ...

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Shehbaz lays foundation stone of Raiwind railway track flyover LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif laid the foundation stone of railway track flyover project in Raiwind on Sunday, which will be completed within six months at a cost of Rs. 1046 million. Secretary Communication & Works gave a briefing to the Chief Minister regarding important features of the project. The Chief Minister directed that the flyover project should be completed speedily and with high standard like other projects of Punjab government. There should ...

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Shehbaz approves soft-term loan programme for cultivators LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday accorded approval to the programme of provision of soft-term interest-free loans to the cultivators. Chairing a high-level meeting here, Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab government, according to its promise, has made a programme of provision of soft-term interest-free loans to the farmers under which billions of rupees will be distributed among the cultivators. He said that with the implementation of this programme, agriculture sector will progress ...