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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

PIA goes Premier on Independence Day ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will start Premier Service on the country's Independence Day falling on Sunday."A-330 aircraft offering improved entertainment facilities to the on-board passengers will make inaugural flight from Islamabad-London on Sunday," PIA Spokesman Danyal Gillani told APP here Wednesday.Initially, about six weekly flights from both Islamabad and Lahore would be operated for London without any upward or downward revision of existing fares.In addition to International routes, PIA would also make the service available on some domestic routes.The premier service would be available for Club and Economy classes' passengers on board the newly acquired aircraft from Sri Lanka on lease.Meanwhile, he said PIA had launched new logo of its Premier Service besides unveiling a new uniform for the crew members of the service.Answering a question, he said the crew members for Premier flights had already been imparted special training to properly look after the passengers on-board.He said the ...

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PR rehabilitates 66 bridges to ensure safety standards ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways (PR) has rehabilitated 66 bridges out of 159 and remaining would be rehabilitated upto June 2017.The Railway administration desires to provide quick and safe journey to the travelling public within shortest possible time, official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP."There are 13841 bridges including 532 major and 13309 minor bridges over the system. Most of the bridges were constructed well before partition, when Railway System was introduced in the subcontinent ...

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Pakistan based Patari, grabs 2nd spot at World StartUp Cup As we all know that the land of Pakistan oozes with talent, whether it comes to technology or innovative ideas we are right there at the top. The above notion can be seconded by the fact that our very own music streaming startup Patari has secured 2nd spot at the World StartUp Cup 2016.The Pakistani based music streaming platform, participated in the event held in Washington DC from 3rd to 5th August, reported the media ...

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National Tea Institute produces 4.5 tons green tea ISLAMABAD: National Tea and High Value Research Institute (NTHRI), working to promote cultivation of tea in the country, has produced and processed 4.5 tons green tea during last two years.The institute in Mansehra has established tea garden on 34 acres and 50 acres at farmers field.Official sources at National Food Security and Research Division on Tuesday said efforts were also being made to acquire new tea germplasm from Sri Lanka, Kenya and Turkey.Regarding development projects ...

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Cotton growers advised to drain out stagnant rainwater from fields FAISALABAD: Cotton growers have been advised to drain out stagnant water immediately from the fields for a healthy crop. Talking to the media here on Tuesday, Director Cotton Ayub Agricultural Research Institute (AARI) Dr Sagheer Ahmad said that rainwater had salutary impact on rice and fodder crops but it was very injurious to cotton crops. If rainwater became stagnant in the cotton field for more than 48 hours, it causes harm to cotton plants and ...

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Rs6,944mn payable by SNGPL to PSO against LNG supplies ISLAMABAD: The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has to pay Rs 6,944 million to the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) on account of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) supplies after Pakistan started importing the gas in March last year."SNGPL has reported that an amount of Rs 6,944 million is payable to PSO against LNG supplies as of date i.e. 26-07-2016," official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP.As per the procedure, they ...

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PR outsource three more trains, agreements signed LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) on Tuesday signed three agreements for outsourcing the commercial managements of three more trains "Hazara Express, Bolan Mail and Fareed Express" here at Railways Headquarters.According to a spokesman of the PR, in response to an advertisement appearing in national dailies, private parties bought the bid documents for outsourcing the commercial management of Bolan Mail, Hazara Express and Fareed Express.After bids' evaluation two parties were declared successful for operating the three express ...