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IESCO to install smart meters to end over-billing complaints ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) will start installing smart meters in next three months to help ensure correct meter readings and address over-billing issue.Talking to APP on Sunday, IESCO Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Malik Muhammad Yousaf Awan said PC-1 of the project was in final stage and the project would be implemented in next three years with the financial assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB).He said that the project was initially being started in IESCO and Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) at the cost of Rs 18 billion.The CEO said that the meters would be installed at houses, transformers and grid stations. He said that it would help address over-billing and wrong meter reading complaints.He said that it would also help the company to take correct meter readings at any point and there would be no need of meter readers.Malik Yousaf said the smart meters would also give ...

3,600 MW additional electricity to be produced with LNG ISLAMABAD: A comprehensive plan has been prepared to overcome energy crisis and provide relief to people.According to Radio Pakistan quoting official sources that several hydel, solar and wind energy projects have been launched to eliminate load-shedding.Steps are also being taken to control power theft and replace old and obsolete power transmission lines to avoid line losses.The sources said 13 billion dollars will be spent on power generation through alternative sources.3600 megawatt additional electricity will be ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to routine maintenance and development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the feeders/grid stations would remain suspended as under:On March 15 at 9am to 1pm from D. S. Bilawal Grid Station Dhurnakka feeder, Dhurnakka, Dhok Ali Khan, Dhibba, Karsal, Dk. Ayub Bojowali, Dk. Miani, Dk. Banaira and surrounding areas.On 16 March at ...
Asif for controlling line losses, power pilferage ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday expressed the firm resolve to improve power bills recovery by controlling line losses and power theft.Addressing at a condolence reference held here for the two Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) employees who were shot dead on March 10 in Sohan Islamabad. The two IESCO employees who were part of its power theft detection team who were killed by an unidentified person while they were ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Shipping activity remained active at the Port where four ships C.V saigon express. M.V Tan Binah-22 M.T horizon and M.T batter sea Park scheduled to load/ to load containers, cement, phosphoric acid and palm oil were arranged berthing at Qasim International container terminal, multi purpose terminal , liquid cargo terminal and engro vopak terminal respectively at Port. Qasim on Tuesday, 10th March.Berth occupancy was observed at 50% at the Port on Tuesday, where seven ...


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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 $-999 mln
Exports $2.064 bln
Imports $3.063 bln
WeeklyApril 16, 2015
Reserves $16.818 bln