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PESCO disconnects power supply to defaulter departments PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Wednesday disconnected power supply to various government departments on non-payment of billions of rupees. According to details, power supply disconnected to PA North on nonpayment of Rs1.15 million, passport office 0.11 million, Airport 0.47 million, NHA Rs 2.51 million, FATA DC Rs14.53 million, BS Company Rs1.0 million, C&W Rs1.40 million, Education department Rs. 3.50 million, Health Rs3.0 million, District Jail Bannu Rs5.40 million. Similarly, 34 connections of TMA Bannu were disconnected due to nonpayment of Rs 3.72 million, 29 connections of P&I department were disconnected over nonpayment of Rs 8.71 million, 10 connections of Irrigation department were disconnected due to nonpayment of Rs 2.15 million. Similarly, in DI Khan 183 connections of Federal and Provincial governments' departments were disconnected over nonpayment of Rs20.15 million. Similarly, in Hazara Circle power supply to Water supply scheme Budari was disconnected due to nonpayment of Rs 32,853, ...

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Precision agriculture can reduce the cost of production: VC UAF FAISALABAD: University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan has said that adoption of precision agriculture and genomics were essential to reduce the cost of production. Addressing the meeting of assistant professors and lecturers at New Senate Hall here on Tuesday, he said that as per reports, there would be 75 percent more food in the world than the requirement by 2050 due to latest technologies. He said that the UAF was ...

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WAPDA clarifies news item about water release from Mangla Dam reservoir MIRPUR: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) spokesperson Tuesday clarified a news item appeared in a section of press, wherein it has been stated that impounding in Mirpur-based Mangla reservoir has been stopped due to non-completion of rehabilitation works near Khaliqabad on Mirpur-Kotli Road by WAPDA, consequently water worth billions of rupees is being released.The spokesperson has clarified that Indus River System Authority (IRSA) had agreed to maintain Mangla reservoir level at 1210 ...

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HESCO disconnects power supply to 500 defaulters ISLAMABAD: The Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) in its ongoing operation against power pilferers and defaulters disconnected supply to over 500 defaulters outstanding besides removing around 400 illegal connection in Badin district.The spokesman told that electricity supply was suspended to the defaulters for not clearing Rs 80 million dues.He said that operation was conducted in Shahi Bazar, Chando Nagar, Ilyas Gopang, Memon Mohalla and other areas.Meanwhile, Xen Badin Abdul Sattar said HESCO officials were being ...

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Waiving of taxes on ships' registration to boost shipping business: Minister ISLAMABAD: Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo said Tuesday waiving of taxes on registration of ships would boost shipping business in the country.Speaking at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping held with Syed Ghulam Mustafa Shah in the chair said the shipping line was facing difficulty in attracting ships because of 37 per cent to 38 per cent taxes levied upon the registration of ships.But now, ...

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LCCI stresses Kalabagh Dam construction LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Monday advocated an early construction of Kalabagh Dam saying that this dam was crucial to cope with the challenges energy shortage, food security, famine and floods. LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir Saeed told the media here that in the absence of a mega dam, the country was suffering from a loss of Rs 132 billion annually. They ...

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Signalling system at 23 Railway stations being upgraded ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is upgrading signaling system at 23 stations, out of which 14 have so far been refurbished under a rehabilitation project."The project is part of Rehabilitation of assets damaged during riots on December 27-28, 2007, following the death of PPP Chairperson Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto," an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.He said that another signaling project titled "Replacement of Old and Obsolete Signaling Gear Lodhran-Shahdara Section" is in the progress for ...