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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Shipping activity remained active at the Port Qasim where three ships carrying Containers, G.Cargo and Gas Oil were berthed at Qasim international Containers Terminals, Multi-Purpose Terminal and FOTCO Terminal, respectively. Meanwhile, four more ships carrying Containers, G.Cargo and Edible Oil also arrived at outer anchorage of the port during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was 85% at the port on Friday where a total nine ships namely MSC Maewa, Pacific Lin, Tommi Ritscher, Jazan, Rising, Zante, hen Hi, Piet, UACC Harmony and MT Box are currently occupying berths to load/offload Containers, Cement, Rice, General Cargo, Grain, Gas Oil and Edible Oil respectively during last 24 hours.A cargo volume of 158136 tonnes comprising 104663 tonnes imports and 53473 tonnes exports inclusive of containerized cargo carried in 3430 containers (TEUs) was handled at the Port during last 24 hours.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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No plan to lift ban on new gas schemes ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources on Wednesday categorically said the government had no plan to lift ban on new gas schemes as the country was already passing through shortage of the commodity.Rejecting some news appearing in a section of the press that a summary had been forwarded to the Council of Common Interests (CCI) seeking lifting of the ban, they told APP that there existed no such a summary."Neither no summary has been ...

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Timeline being finalized for North-South gas pipeline's construction ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is in the process of finalizing a timeline for construction of the $2 billion North-South gas pipeline project to meet increasing gas demand of power and industrial sectors of the country."The timeline will hopefully be finalized in March and the practical work on the project will start subsequently," official sources in the ministry told APP Wednesday.They said Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with a delegation, had ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Three ships carrying G Cargo, Furnace Oil and Edible Oil were berthed at Multi-Purpose Terminals, FOTCO Terminal and Liquid Cargo Terminal, respectively.Meanwhile, three more ships carrying Containers and Furnace Oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during last 24 hours.Berth occupancy was 55% at the port on Tuesday where a total six ships namely MSC Albary, Rising, Bao Heng, Golden Helwa, Boronia and M.T Box are currently occupying berths to load/offload Containers, ...

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PR needs 500 locomotives to meet anticipated traffic ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways requires 500 locomotives to meet anticipated freight and passenger traffic in next ten years.The process was underway for upgradation and commercial operations of Pakistan Locomotive Factory Risalpur on joint venture basis with private sector participation, an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.He said with this in view many companies of the world are ready to enter into cooperation with Pakistan Railways for assembly and manufacturing of locomotives and other activities.The ...

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3G, 4G subscribers increasing consistently ISLAMABAD: The mobile broadband (3G-4G) subscribers in the country have been increasing consistently and it appears from on-going subscription trend that number may cross 25 million mark soon.During past 5 months, 3G-4G subscribers in the country have been surging by a monthly average of 1.6 million.The figures revealed by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) till November last year confirmed that there are around 21.65 million 3G-4G subscribers with Mobilink leading the sector by scoring 6.8 million ...

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Agreement regarding branding signed LAHORE: An agreement was signed between the Pakistan Railways (PR) and Pakistan Railway Advisory & Consultancy Services Limited (PRACS) regarding branding of trains and railway stations at the PR Headquarters on Saturday.PR Chief Commercial Manager Passengers Khalid Khursheed Kanwar and PRACS MD Shamim Ahmad Sherazi signed the agreement.Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique was also present.According to the agreement, initially branding would be carried out at 14 railway stations besides using five trains ...