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Energy expert calls for encouraging investors to overcome energy crisis ISLAMABAD: Energy expert Adeel Ghayur has said that along with foreign investors, government should also focus on local investors to overcome the energy crises.Talking to a private news channel, he said that if private investors in Pakistan are encouraged they would be ready to invest in the field.He praised the inauguration of New Bong Escape Hydel-power project in Azad Kashmir and said that it is the first project inaugurated in the last few decades that does not comes under the definition of mini or micro hydel-power projects, projects that are less than 50 MW.He said that this project has been completed by private enterprise and it is strong evidence to the fact that private investors can be engaged if their concerns are addressed.He maintained that if new feasibility study of Diamir Bhasha Dam ignores the old feasibility report and starts with new one than there is possibility that it will ...

Gunmen target senior police officer PESHAWAR: Gunmen ambushed a senior police commander as he headed to work in northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday, seriously wounding him and killing his bodyguard and driver, officials said."The deputy commander of Frontier Reserve Police Gul Wali Khan was going to his office from home when four people on two motorbikes lay in wait on both sides of the road," police official Imran Shahid said."They opened fire on his vehicle. His bodyguard and his ...
Karachi police arrest 79 accused in last 2 days KARACHI: The Karachi police in their drive against criminals in various parts of the metropolis, arrested 79 accused during the past two days.A police statement on Wednesday said that those arrested included eight absconders and proclaimed offenders as well as those allegedly involved in cases of murder, dacoity, extortion etc.It said that 28 weapons of different calibres were recovered from the accused.The statement further pointed out that action was initiated against 64 persons for violating ...
Met office forecast rain for Upper KP PESHAWAR: The Meteorological Department on Wednesday forecast rain with thundershower at scattered places of Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Upper Punjab during next 24 hours as temperature has jumped down due to recent monsoon rain. According to Spokesman of Met office here, rain is expected in Hazara, Peshawar and Kohat divisions due to seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan and adjoining areas.Monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are reaching into central & upper ...
Training parliamentrians to strengthen democracy: Baloch ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Senate Sabir Ali Baloch on Tuesday said the training sessions for the Young Parliamentary Associates (YPAs) will strengthen parliamentary institutions, making positive contribution to democracy in the country.He was addressing the young parliamentary associates at the start of training session of YPAs at the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS).The Young Parliamentary Associates programme is a flagship initiative of the European Union (EU) funded Improving Parliamentary Performance (IP3) project that is being ...
KP Govt, Iran agree to enhance cooperation in education, health sectors PESHAWAR: The government of Khyber Pakthunkhwa and Iran here Tuesday agreed to enhance cooperation in different sectors including Education, Health and Tourism and exchange of delegations for benefits of people of both countries.This was agreed during a meeting between Khyber Pakthtunkhwa government spokesman and Health Minister Shaukat Ali Yousfzai and Counsel General of Iran at Peshawar, Hasan Darwaish Wand here Tuesday.Speaking on the occasion, the health Minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said mutual cooperation in different ...
Rs2,86,700 fine money collected from profiteers in city KARACHI: City administration challaned 296 shopkeepers and retailers of food items and imposed a fine of Rs2,86,700 for fleecing people under varied pretext, mainly profiteering.According to details made available by Karachi Commissioner office on Tuesday they included 67 milk sellers, 48 fruit vendors, 115 green grocers, 149 grocers, 14 chicken meat sellers and one flour miller.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2013 ...


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