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Govt to launch 15 hydro power projects: Shahid LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab's Coordinator on Energy Shahid Riaz Tuesday said the provincial government will launch 15 hydro power projects during the next two years."Meanwhile, 1320 megawatt coal-based power plant will help minimize load shedding in the province", he said. Talking to reporters here, he said, "Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif led Punjab government is striving hard to get rid of energy crisis within minimum possible time. All the resources are being tapped to generate ample electricity for the people".He said PML-N leadership was fully aware of the energy crisis in the country, adding that every possible step was being taken to overcome shortage of energy.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...

PTEA calls for early approval of textile policy FAISALABAD: Pakistan Textile Exporters Association called for early approval of new textile policy as it would be beneficial for the major export-oriented sector. These views were expressed by Chairman Sohail Pasha and Vice Chairman Rizwan Riaz of Pakistan Textile Exporters Association here on Monday. They said the government announced several schemes including settlement of outstanding refund claims, rationalization of refund regime, establishment of Exim bank, duty free import of textile machinery and reduction of mark ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Monday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders /Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:On 27 January 10:00am to 16:00pm, 502 Workshop, Adyala, Gulshanabad, Hamayoun Road, and Shahpur feeders,On 28 & 29 January 10:00am to 16:00pm, Morga feeder,On 31 January and 02nd February 10:00am to 16:00pm, ...
FESCO issues shutdown schedule FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued a schedule for necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to the schedule, power supply from Rodala Road feeder emanating from 132-KV Jaranwala grid station will remain suspended from 9 am to 1 pm while Khangah Sirajia and Wapda Colony feeders originating from Chashma grid station will observe shutdown from 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday (January 25).Similarly, electricity supply from Dana Abad feeder ...
Power shortfall surges to 4,500 MW ISLAMABAD: Power supply from Uch-1 (500 MW) and Uch-2 (300 MW) to the national grid system have suspended due to blowing up main gas pipeline by miscreants in Dera Murad Jamali.According to the spokesman of National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), the miscreants had planted explosive material with the pipeline supplying gas to the Uch power plants.The power shortfall in the country has also surged to 4,500 MW due to suspension of power supply from ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln