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Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

SSGC busts yet another network of gas thieves & miscreants in Karachi KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has tightened the rope against the gas thieves and removed various illegal connections in its franchise area.A spokesman of the utility said here on Monday that the Surveillance & Monitoring team in coordination with Company's CRD, FIR Cell, DSM and Security Departments along with SSGC Police continued its `crackdown against miscreants involved in theft of natural gas by raiding in the areas of North Nazimzabad and Ghaziabad-Orangi Town'.He further stated that the teams disconnected the illegal direct supply of gas and saved millions of rupees of Company by curbing gas theft.The spokesman of the SSC pointed out that the S&M team conducted a raid on Golden Star Manda works located at North Nazimabad Block T that is owned by Naseeruddin Shah who was using gas directly by tapping on common houseline at 1.11 PS1 pressure. One Manda Bhatti and one burner were being ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

SECP's institutes various reforms to facilitate in corporation of companies ISLAMABAD: Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has recently instituted various reforms to ensure that the requirements of the Companies Ordinance, 2016 (Company Law).These laws are understood by all the stakeholders and the facilitation for incorporation of companies as outlined in the Company Law is provided to the general public, said in a statement issued by SECP here on Monday.In order to implement the Company Law and to create awareness of the revised provisions, ...

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Senate panel asks PEMRA to go ahead with DTH launch plan ISLAMABAD: Senate Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage on Monday asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to go ahead with its plan to launch an indigenous Direct to Home (DTH) television system in the country.The meeting chaired by Senator Kamil Ali Agha was informed by Chairman PEMRA Absar Alam that last night PEMRA held successful meeting with cable operators and decided that Pakistani DTH would be launched in November 2017 by giving ...

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CPEC to help boost Bolachistan's Handicrafts industry KARACHI: Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QWCCI) Quetta urged the government to work on strategic methods for bringing women in the mainstream of the economy.Addressing a workshop on Monday, WCCI Founder President and Former VP FPCCI, Fehmida Jamali said shifting of Chinese handicrafts industry to Pakistan can play a momentous role in empowering Pakistani Women. Currently, the handicraft manufacturing industry of China is facing challenges due to expensive labour, whereas demand of the traditional ...

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PIA adds 11 flights for Umrah till Nov 30 ISLAMABAD: In order to meet the demand of Umrah pilgrims, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) would operate 11 extra Boeing 777 flights to Jeddah till Nov 30.These flights would be operated from Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan, Public Relations Department of PIA announced.These flights are in addition to the four additional weekly flights to Jeddah that have already been added to PIA's winter schedule which was adopted at the start of November, taking the total number ...

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Modern broadband facilities to be provided in remote parts of Balochistan ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications (MoIT) would provide modern broadband facilities to an un-served population of about 196,177 individuals in some 269 unserved Mauzas and an un-served area of 39,434 sq kms in Balochistan.These areas would be facilitated under broadband for sustainable development.Universal Service Fund (USF), a subsidiary of MoIT has accorded approval to Rs 2.3 billion Awaran-Lasbela broadband project which covers 12.8 percent of the area and 6.5 percent of the total ...

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IT Ministry issues advisory over WhatsApp scam Taking note of the malicious messages relating to invitations for activating video calling feature on the popular messaging app, Ministry of Information technology and Telecommunications Sunday issued a Web user advisory to inform the general public about the scam which could mean exposure of personal and call data of the users to malicious elements.The method devised by scammers to invite the Whatsapp users for activating the feature through a spoofed website has been a topic ...