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HESCO drive against defaulters continued HYDERABAD: The special recovery teams of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) have disconnected four hundred connections, removed transformers of 10 tube wells and unearthed thousands of illegal connections during operation in different parts of the region.The HESCO spokesman informed here on Friday that special recovery teams conducted operation in various areas of the region including Nawabshah, Qazi Ahmed, Sakrand, Saeedabad, Sanghar, Sehwan, Shahdadpur, Tando Allahyar and Tando Adam and cut off 400 connections on charge of non-payment of outstanding dues. Besides unearthing the illegal connections, the teams also burnt thousands metres of electric wires into ashes which used for illegal "Kunda" connections, the spokesman informed.The special recovery teams also recovered an amount of Rs. 0.962 million from consumers in respect of outstanding dues, the spokesman claimed.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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Railways plans to run higher number of Eid Special Trains ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is planning to raise number of Eid Special Trains in order to ensure maximum facilities to passengers on Eid-ul-Fitr."This year, we are planning to ply additional trains as compared to previous year on Eid-ul-Fitr. For this purpose, a comprehensive advertisement campaign will be launched to inform passengers," an official in Pakistan Railways Headquarters told APP on Friday.The administration of the Pakistan Railways was working on the plan and a final decision in ...

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Passengers rush to Railway stations for advance Eid booking ISLAMABAD: A number of natives are rushing toward Railway Stations for advance booking of tickets to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in their hometown with their near and dear ones.A report aired by a private news channel said, as Railway begins issuing advance tickets to passengers many travellers in cities crowded at Railway station facing problems to even get tickets for early booking."I had tried to get ticket but couldn't succeed. Today, I have come here again to ...

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Pakistan's Q Mobile rebrands itself Q Mobile one of Pakistan’s largest smartphone and feature—phone brand has rebranded itself, with a brand new look and logo.According to local media reports, the smartphone brand, founded in 2009 has been able to dominate the Pakistani market on the back of its aggressive marketing tactics, especially advertising campaigns that features both local and international celebrities and affordable pricing strategies.“We are extremely excited to announce a completely new look for our brand & feel that ...

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IT Ministry to set- up 500 telecentres under USF ISLAMABAD: Ministry for Information Technology will set- up 500 telecentres under the Universal Service Fund (USF) to provide quality e- services in health, education and agriculture sectors to facilitate people in under served areas of the country.In the first phase, the tender for establishment of 50 telecentres has been floated, a senior official of the ministry told APP.He said the USF was established by the government to extend the benefits of the telecom revolution to ...

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Mobile-users reach 133.02mn, though decline in new connection sales ISLAMABAD: The number of mobile phone-users in the country has reached 133.02 million till May this year as five mobile phone operators added a combined user base of 824,903 customers during the month.The combined user base of mobile companies registered decline in May 2016 for first time since Bio-metric Verification System (BVS) introduced last year. Till April this year, the number of mobile phone users was 132.65 million, data issued by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) ...

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Surge in production of automobile witnessed in nine months ISLAMABAD: The automobile sector during first nine months of this year has witnessed a surge in productions of all its sub-sectors except farm tractors and jeeps.The buses have showed remarkable growth which is recorded at 82 per cent, Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) 68.5 percent, trucks 41.6 percent, cars 30.2 percent and two/three wheelers 21 per cent during July-March-2016 as compared to corresponding period last year.However, during the period farms tractors and jeeps production declined by ...