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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Jaffar Express, Bolan train service restored QUETTA: Train service between Balochistan and other parts of the country has been restored that earlier was suspended as high flash floodwater had inundated railway track between Dera Allahyar and Jacobabad.   Official sources in the Pakistan Railways told APP on Wednesday that breaches under the railway track have been plugged and repairing of the railway track has been carried out.   "Now reservation of seats for both Jaffar Express and Bolan Express has been kicked off," the Pakistan Railways officials said.   It is pertinent to mention here that Quetta-bound Jaffar Express after leaving Rawalpindi railway station will be reaching Quetta railway station on October 18 while Rawalpindi-bound Jaffarabad Express will be operational from Quetta railway station on October 18 at 9am.   Meanwhile, Bolan Mail, another train that used to ply between Karachi and Quetta has also been made operational.   The citizens who have left Quetta for their native towns and cities to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their beloved ...

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Govt urged to bail out textile industry from crisis  RECORDER REPORT FAISALABAD: Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) demanded of the Government to bail out textile industry and exports from current crisis by removing hurdles and provision of necessary incentives to expand economy, create new jobs and to generate forex for the country, said Asghar Ali Chairman and Muhammad Asif, Vice Chairman of the Association in a joint statement here on Tuesday.   Pin pointing the various bottlenecks plaguing textile exports, they said that most ticklish issue is ...

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TESCO Chief for increase in recovery from FATA consumers PESHAWAR: Chief Executive Officer Tribal Area Electric Supply Company (TESCO) Pervez Khankhel Swati has directed high-ups of company to increase recovery from private consumers to achieve the targets set by the Ministry of Water and Power.   Addressing a high level meeting of TESCO officers here at WAPDA House on Tuesday, he said that the only target assigned to the field formations was increase in recovery and strict action is being taken against the officers failing in ...

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Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: One ship carrying containers was allotted berth at Port Qasim International Containers Terminal during last 24 hours. Meanwhile, three more ships scheduled to load/offload containers and edible oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours, said a PQA press release on Tuesday.   Berth occupancy was 35% at the Port Qasim where total number of four ships namely Sealand Washington, MSC Lana, AS Olivia and M.V Ana Dorothea are currently occupying ...

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Power shortfall comes down to 3,000MW  RECORDER REPORT LAHORE: Power shortfall came down to 3,000MW Monday with drop in demand but still the industrial sector was exposed to six hours a day loadshedding.   According to the Energy Management Cell (EMC), demand for electricity remained 1,5813MW against generation of 1,2946MW, leaving the system with a total shortfall of 2,967MW.   This drop in demand was mainly because of switching off the air-conditioners by the domestic consumers, a reason which is enough to perturb the industrial consumers ...

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PR floats tender to purchase 150 locomotives ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways has floated tender for the purchase of 150 locomotives to put the organization on right track.   Currently Pakistan Railways (PR) was operating with 137 locomotives, said an official of PR while talking to APP here on Monday.   The locomotives were purchased from China during Gen (R) Pervaiz Musharraf regime and out of them only 18 were in running condition. He said unfortunately no agreement was signed for providing spare parts to these locomotives.   He said ...

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Shipping activity at Port Qasim  KARACHI: Three ships carrying containers and chemical were allotted berth at Qasim International Containers Terminal and Engro Vopak Terminal respectively during last 24 hours.   Meanwhile one more ship scheduled to load/offload containers also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.   Berth occupancy was 45% at the Port on Monday where total number of five ships namely Maersk Georgia, MSC Lana, As Olivia MV, Ana Dorothea and Vermilion Energy are currently occupying berths to ...