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Practical steps being taken to generate electricity: Sher Ali LAHORE: Provincial Energy Minister Choudhry Sher Ali on Thursday said the government was working on all available as well as alternate resources to generate ample electricity which would help bridge the gap between demand and supply.Talking to APP, he said, the PML-N led government was committed to eliminate load shedding and had taken practical steps for this purpose. He said, sufficient availability of energy was need of the hour which would definitely help raise the industrial growth, increase Pakistan's exports, alleviate poverty and reduce unemployment.He said, generation of 3600 MW electricity from the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) till 2017 was on cards while work on hydel power projects including 969 MW Neelum-Jehlum Project, 425 MW Nandipur, 1400 MW 4th Extension of Tarbela Power House was also underway. "We are exploiting resources including coal, solar, wind and biomass for obtaining energy," he added.The minister said, owing to personal efforts of Chief ...

PR appoints three private members in Railway Board ISLAMABAD:The Ministry of Railways on Wednesday appointed three expert private members in Railway Board.The members appointed in Railway Board are Ashtar Ausaf Advocate Supreme Court, Dr Zahid Saleem Chief Executive Officer COMSATS and Muhammad Ashfaq Khattak, an official in the Ministry told APP.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Wednesday issued a power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to annual transformer maintenance and routine development work.According to an IESCO spokesman, the power supply of the feeders / grid stations would remain suspended as under:On 19 February, 08:30am to 04:30pm From Khoi Ratta and Fateh Pur Grid Stations,On 19,21, and 23 February 10:00am to 04:00pm, From Bakramandi Grid Lalazar, Adyala, Gulshanabad, Shahpur, Shajeven, ...
NEPRA approves Rs.3.24 per unit cut in power tariff ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has approved Rs 3.24 per unit reduction in power tariff under the monthly fuel price adjustment formula.The Central Purchasing Power Agency (CPPA) last month requested the NEPRA to reduce the electricity price owing to reduction in prices of furnace oil and high-speed diesel in the international market.The consumers of all distribution companies except K-Electric and lifeline consumers using less than 50 units would get relief in March.The ...
POF gets largest captive solar power plant WAH CANTT: The groundbreaking ceremony of 1 MW Captive Mode Solar Power Project at Wah Nobel Chemical Ltd was held at Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) here on Wednesday.Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan Mahmood, HI(M) Chairman POF Board and Muhammad Sharif Ex-Member POF Board and Technical Advisor to Chairman laid the foundation stone of 1 MW Captive Mode Solar Power Project at Wah Nobel Chemical Ltd by unveiling the plaque on the site.Addressing Lt Gen Muhammad Ahsan ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $15.944 bln