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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

Pak Steel employees paid Rs760mn salaries, Rs320mn for PF, gratuity KARACHI: Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) employees expressed satisfaction on getting two months salary amounting to Rs 760 million and the assurance about payment of another tranche three months' salary soon.Pakistan Steel has also got Rs 320 million from the Federal Ministry of Finance for paying the families of the retired employees- who have expired- as provident fund, gratuity, etc., a senior PSM officer told APP here on Saturday.PSM employees' salaries were released on Friday afternoon. However, the majority could draw the amount on Saturday, he said.The management has also assured the employees of giving three other salaries very shortly."Our management is seriously pursuing for other three salaries. We are told, PSM soon would get this amount," he added.The employees and their families were happy to get the salaries; especially before Eid-ul-Azha.A couple of days back, Federal Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar had announced and then approved the payment of ...

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PIAF claims of support by major markets, industry LAHORE: In its on-going Lahore Chamber's election campaign, Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF)-Founders Alliance has received warm welcome during their visit to different markets and industrial association throughout last week.According to PIAF spokesman here Saturday, the PIAF leader paid visit to Kotlakhpat Industrial Estate Ferozepur Road Industrial Estate, Raiwind Road Industrial area, Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, McLeod Road, Brandreth Road, Bilal Gunj, Shah Alam Market, Urdu Bazar and Ferozepur Road.The Alliance leaders including Mian ...

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Balochistan's rural areas to be connected with broadband ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecom Anusha Rehman has said that MoIT's project broadband for sustainable development will ensure connectivity to the people of far-flung areas of Balochistan.She said that the broadband for sustainable development projects will take state of the art 3G Mobile broadband services to far-flung areas at a rapid pace and in almost parity with urban areas of the country, said a news release on Saturday.These contracts, she said, ...

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Signalling system at 23 Railway stations being upgraded ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is upgrading signalling system at 23 stations, out of which 14 have so far been refurbished under a rehabilitation project."The project is part of Rehabilitation of assets damaged during riots on December 27-28, 2007, following the death of PPP Chairperson Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto," an official in the Ministry of Railways told APP.He said that another signalling project titled "Replacement of Old and Obsolete Signalling Gear Lodhran-Shahdara Section" is in the progress ...

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Pakistan in collaboration with China to establish TVET institutes ISLAMABAD: Pakistan in collaboration with China will establish state-of-the-art technical & vocational institutes at strategic nodes along with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.Talking to APP the Executive Director National Vocational &Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema said that China to boost cooperation with Pakistan in the technical & vocational sector and establish TVET institutes at Gilgit, Mansehra, D.I.Khan, Abbottabad, Quetta and Gawadar .NAVTTC, he said, as an advisory body to the federal government ...

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Fesco issues shutdown notice FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco) has issued a shutdown notice for Sunday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines.According to the notice issued by the company, power supply from Parco, Jhumra City and Barnala feeders emanating from 132-KV Chak Jhumra grid station will remain suspended from 8:30am to 2:30pm on Sunday (September 11). Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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All endangered marine species: Balochistan bans hunting, trade ANWAR KHANKARACHI: In a bid to place a legal shield to protect the fast-shrinking marine species especially sharks, the Balochistan government has banned hunting, retention, trade and marketing of all endangered fish, turtles and berried crabs. With an amendment made on Thursday, September 8 to the Balochistan Sea Fisheries Rule, 1971, the hunting, holding, marketing and trading of all threatened, protected and endangered marine species are banned throughout the provincial seawaters, it is learnt on ...