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Uber to launch service in Karachi on Aug 25 ISLAMABAD: Popular car ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc will launch its uberGo service in Karachi on August 25, making the metropolis the second Pakistani city it has expanded operations to this year.The low-cost uberGo service will initially serve Clifton, Saddar Town, Jamshed Town, Gulshan-i-Iqbal Town, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg Town, Malir Town and Korangi, private news channel reported.Trips in Karachi will be free the first weekend in celebration of the expansion.Typical uberGO vehicles include the Suzuki Swift, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and other equivalent vehicles, whereas payment options include cash as well as the usual electronic payment options.Head of Pakistan Expansion Zohair Yousafi said: "Thousands of people have already downloaded the app in Karachi in anticipation. We like to say that cities choose us, instead of Uber choosing cities.""The response has been incredible in Lahore, so we are extremely excited to be launching in Karachi. Anyone can now ...

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Local steel sector assures to comply Pak-EPA environmental standards ISLAMABAD: The local steel sector industrialists on Tuesday called upon the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) for restoration of closed steel industrial units and assured to cooperate for controlling pollution.In a meeting at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) here, they opined that closure of some steel units has rendered hundreds of workers jobless.Addressing the meeting, Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, ICCI said that industrialists were ready to cooperate with the Pak-EPA for controlling pollution ...

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Uber coming to Karachi on August 25 The US based ride hailing app, Uber is coming to Karachi on August 25, confirming previous reports that the transport giant is entering the Pakistani economic hub.According to a report published in Dawn, the service will initially serve in the following areas: Clifton, Saddar Town, Jamshed Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg Town, Malir Town and Korangi. For the first weekend, trips within Karachi will be free in celebration of Uber’s expansion, it added.“Thousands ...

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1st phase of ML-1 up-gradation to be completed in 2020 ISLAMABAD: The Karachi-Peshawar railway track (ML-I) would be upgraded by 2020 under China Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC).The up-gradation of Main Line (ML-1) was included as early harvest project, under the framework of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.He said that project envisaged raising of speed to 160 KMPH in most of its length (120 KMPH in some bits between Lalamusa - Peshawar, restricted due to geographical constraints).The official ...

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67pc work completed on 1410 MW Tarbela 4th extension project ISLAMABAD: As many as 67 per cent work has been completed on the Tarbela 4th Extension Power Project so far and its unit would start supplying power generation by August 2017.Official sources told APP here Monday said that the up- gradation of the Switchyard was scheduled to be completed in May 2017, which would enable WAPDA to disperse electricity from Tarbela Hydel Power Station to the National Grid after completion of Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower ...

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Pakistan Railways outsources Fareed Express KARACHI: The Pakistan Railways has outsourced Fareed Express to the private sector. This was stated by the Divisional Superintendent of Pakistan Railways, Karachi Division, Nisar Ahmed Memon. He inaugurated the renovated Freed Express at the Karachi Railway Station on Sunday evening. Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) Nasir Naseer and businessmen Mirza Ikhtiar Baig and Mirza Ishtiaq Baig were also present on the occasion. The train, with a capacity of 1,000 passengers with 12 AC standard and ...

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63.47pc of Pakistani networks 3G or 4G enabled ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone companies have been able to stretch their 3G and 4G networks to more than half of Pakistani mobile phone users.Around 63.47 % of Pakistani networks are 3G enabled i.e. almost two third of all cell sites are on 3G (or 4G) network, market intelligence report issued by OpenSignal about 3G/4G network availability said on Friday.The report said average mobile internet speed for Pakistani users stood at 3.3 Mbps while 34.12 % of ...