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Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Two ships 'Al-Bahia' and 'MSC Los Angeles' carrying containers were arranged berthing at Qasim International Container Terminal 1 & 2 respectively on Monday.Meanwhile three more ships "Maersk Chicago' Mare Tirrenum' and "Bahia'' with containers, furnace oil and diesel oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was observed at the port at twenty seven percent on Tuesday where a total of four ships namely, C.V MSC Los Angeles, C.V Al-Bahia, M.V Amalthia and M.Karachi were occupied PQA berths to load/offload containers, soya bean seeds and furnace oil respectively during last 24 hours.Cargo throughput during last 24 hours stood at 84,330 tonnes comprising 41,808 tonnes imports and 42,522 tonnes exports, inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3,392 containers (TEUs) (854 TEUs imports & 2,238 TEUs exports was handled at the port.Two ships, container Vessel 'Al-Bahia' and Oil Tanker 'Karachi' sailed out to sea on ...

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PESCO giving maximum relief to people in load shedding ISLAMABAD: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) is giving maximum relief to people in load shedding.According to PESCO spokesperson, maximum load shedding was being done where line losses were high, Radio Pakistan reported.He said some people were protesting against load shedding in different areas of Peshawar and D.I Khan but recovery in these areas was less than 20 percent.He asked people not to become part of any agitation and cooperate PESCO for recovery and discouraging power ...

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IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Tuesday issued power suspension programme for May 4-5 for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO spokesperson, the power supply of different feeders and grid stations would remain suspended for the period.On May 4 and 5: From 08:30am to 05:00pm, Mansoor Shaheed, New Rawat feeders,On May 5: From 09:00am to 02:00pm, Kallar Syedan, Sagri, Redco Textile Mill, Chowk Pindori, ...

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Collective efforts needed to make Pakistan prosperous: Saira Afzal Tarar KARACHI: Minister of State for National Health Services, Regulation and Coordination, Saira Afzal Tarar has said that there was a dire need of collective efforts to be taken by each stakeholder to make Pakistan prosperous and pushing the country forward.He expressed these views while addressing at the 2nd Pakistan Pharma Summit organized by Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers' Association (PPMA) here on Tuesday."We can not compare our economy with other economies because those are not facing same ...

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Construction of 600 ton Maritime Patrol Vessel for PMSA begins KARACHI: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Prof. Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday kicked off the construction process of 600 ton Maritime Patrol Vessel for Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) by gracing its steel cutting ceremony at Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW).Senior officers of Pakistan Navy, KSEW, China Shipbuilding Trading Company Limited (CSTC), Karachi Port Trust, Port Qasim Authority, and from government and corporate sector attended the ceremony. CSTC's Assistant President Wang Dejie led ...

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Home appliances industry growing faster ISLAMABAD: The home appliances industry is currently witnessing a rise in the country in smart home appliances to meet evolving needs of costumers.According to a report aired on private news channel, consumers are moving away from standard equipment and looking to make smart purchases.The production of home appliances including refrigerators, TV sets, air conditioners and sewing machines rose 10pc to 1.2m units during July-January 2014-15.The production of the most popular products fridges and deep freezers ...

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WAPDA delivers 4.73bn units 3rd quarter of current fiscal year ISLAMABAD: Owing to better hydrological conditions and efficient operation and maintenance of hydel power stations, the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) hydel power stations delivered 4.731 billion units of low-cost hydel electricity to the national grid during the 3rd quarter of the current fiscal year.Official source told APP here that the generation registered an increase of 722 million units (18 per cent) as compared with the generation during corresponding period of the last fiscal ...