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Business community problems to be address on priority: IESCO Chief ISLAMABAD: Chief Executive Officer Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) Muhammad Yousaf Awan on Friday assured the business community that their power loadshedding programme in business areas would be finalized with mutual consultation.The CEO expressed these views in a meeting with representatives of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Chamber of Commerce here, said a press release.Yousaf Awan assured them that their issues related to electricity would be addressed on priority basis.The traders apprised the CEO about load-shedding and electricity related issues.The CEO appreciated the traders cooperation for ensuring smooth supply to the domestic consumers during the holy month of Ramadan.Chief Engineer IESCO Khalid Nazir, SE Islamabad Bakht Zaman and EXN Mohsin Gillani were also present on the occasion.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...

PESCO notifies additional loadshedding at Hattar Grid Station PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) Friday notified additional loadshedding at 132 KV Hattar Grid Station due to necessary maintenance work.The consumers of 11 KV Hattar-I, Neelum Steel, Surag Gali, Hattar-3,Wah Noble feeder will face inconvenience from August 10, 10 AM to 6 AM on August 11 (Duration 20 hours).During this period additional load shedding will be carried out despite of routine load shedding, it said and sought co-operation from consumers.Copyright APP (Associated Press of ...
Around 81,000 employees working in Pakistan Railways: NA told ISLAMABAD: Parliamentary Secretary of Pakistan Railways Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah Friday informed the National Assembly that presently, 81,568 employees are on pay roll of Pakistan Railways and sanctioned strength is above 95,000.Replying to a question, during Question Hour in the Lower House, Syed Muhammad Ashiq Hussain Shah said that it was not correct that railway employees were performing trains operation duties in shifts.Ashiq Hussain said that their duties are of technical nature and are ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Thursday issued power suspension programme for various areas due to routine maintenance and development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders/Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:August 7 From 08:00am to 11:00am, From Kalyal Grid Station, Adyala-II feeder, Adyala and Khawaja Corporation ChowkAugust 8 From, 08:00am to 11:00am, From Kalyal Grid Station, Shahpur feeder, Shahpur village and surrounding areas.Moreover Shifting of Electricity lines ...
LNG to be imported by transparent, competitive process: NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) would be imported through a transparent process and at competitive prices.Replying during a Question Hour, the minister said that LNG import is likely to start by the end of this year to help address gas shortage issue.Shahid Khaqan said that work on the country's first LNG terminal has already been started and will be ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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