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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Golen Gol project's 1st Unit to be commissioned next year LAHORE: Construction work on the 108 MW-Golen Gol Hydropower Project has been expedited, while reliability of test run for Unit No.1 of the project dedicated for District Chitral is expected to be commissioned in October 2017, though, efforts are being made to complete the Unit No. 1 in June 2017. This was briefed to Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Zafar Mahmood during his visit to the project being constructed in District Chitral of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. WAPDA General Manager (Projects) North, Project Director and representatives of the project consultants and contractors were also present on the occasion. During his visit, the Chairman had a detailed round of the various sites of the project including weir (dam), diversion tunnel, power house, switch yard and transmission line to review construction work on these sites. Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman said that speedy completion of hydropower projects including Golen Gol ...

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Zong telecom indicates merger on the cards Zong, one of Pakistan’s largest mobile network operators is now sighting for a possible merger in the country dynamic telecom sector.According to local media reports, Zong CEO Liu Dianfeng, said that as far as the telecom sector of Pakistan is concerned, there can be only three mobile operators in the country as opposed to current five, citing low margins on return. “It is difficult to make profits in Pakistan’s market and the return on investments ...

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Pakistan bans airing of 'undesired' contraceptive advertisements ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has banned advertisements for contraceptive products on television and radio over concern that they expose inquisitive children to the subject of sex, local media reported on Saturday.The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) said it was acting in response to complaints from parents and its ban covered all contraceptive, birth control and family planning products."(The) general public is very much concerned (about) the exposure of such products to the innocent children, which get ...

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Pakistani manufacturers showcase their auto parts in US CHICAGO: Pakistan's auto parts manufacturing industry offers a cost-effective option to automobile manufacturers around the world, Consul General Faisal Niaz Tirmizi has said.Speaking at the Pakistan's Automotive Components Manufacturer Exhibition at Novi, Michigan, he said that participation of 14 Pakistani Auto Parts manufacturers in the United States was a sign of revitalization of industrial sector of Pakistan, a country enriched by enormous workforce under age bracket of 30 years.He told the audience that Pakistan's auto ...

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FESCO issues shutdown notice FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) has issued a shutdown notice for Sunday due to repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the notice issued by the company, power supply from Talib Wala feeder emanating 66-KV Pathan Kot grid station will remain suspended from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. while Scarp-II and Canal feeders originating from 132-KV Chak Jhumra grid station will observe shutdown from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.Similarly, ...

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NADRA employee arrested for providing Pakistani identity to foreigners ISLAMABAD: Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) on Friday arrested an employee of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in Islamabad for allegedly providing Pakistan's identity to foreigners.The accused Syed Afsar Raza, arrested as per direction of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, was posted as Junior Executive in NADRA and was involved in altering records of Authority by showing the foreigners as part of Pakistani families.The accused Afsar Raza was also involved in providing assistance ...

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6 railway stations rehabilitated at Rs24.99mn cost ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has rehabilitated six railway stations at the cost of Rs 24.99 million under the Project of `Rehabilitation of Assets Damaged during floods 2010' to ensure smooth train operation and passenger facilitation.The railway stations included Kot Addu, Gurmani, Taunsa, Sultankot, Dil Murad and Budha Pur, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.He said that rehabilitation work of two other railway stations at Rs 14.26 million cost including Zero Point (Mirpur Khas- ...