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PEMRA invites applications for issuing DTH distribution service licence ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has invited applications for issuing direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV distribution service licences to registered companies for 15 years period.The interested companies have been asked to submit their applications by August 15 along with a non-refundable demand draft or pay order of Rs 500,000. PEMRA will announce the shortlisted companies on September 19, which will be invited to participate in the bidding process for the issuance of DTH licence. Pre-bid conference will be held on July 18.The names of successful bidders will be announced on October 3.Any change in schedule will be uploaded at the website of PEMRA.It may be mentioned that the companies, which have already submitted applications in response to the advertisement of PEMRA published on September 10, 2015 may not apply afresh as they had already been shortlisted, however they should have to submit relevant documents as per requirements of the ...

Pakistan - Industries & Sectors

LCCI calls for timely completion of CPEC LAHORE: Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad said here Saturday that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a ray of hope and all conspiracies against this mega project should be tackled with iron hands. The LCCI President urged the government to ensure timely completion of the Corridor as it was bound to turn Pakistan into a great investment destination.He said that CPEC would start a new era of progress and ...

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HESCO takes notice of ransacking incident HYDERABAD: The Management of Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) took serious notice of ransacking the office of Operation Sub-Division Ilyasabad Hyderabad and directed for the registration of a case against those involved in the attack, here on Friday.According to a HESCO spokesman, some angry persons staged a strong protest over the power failure due which occured to technical fault in the transformers and later attacked on the office of Ilyasabad Sub-Division at around 10 am. ...

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High water flows: WAPDA plans remedial measures for Tarbela 4th Project ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is executing Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project (T4) of 1410 MW electricity and it is scheduled to be completed in February 2018. However, an accelerated construction programme was devised with approval of World Bank-financer of the project - to complete the project by mid 2017 to benefit from the high water flow season of the year, according to a press release issued here on Friday. With a ...

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MEPCO replaces 230,107 meters MULTAN: Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) replaced 230,107 dead and faulty electricity meters during the fiscal year 2015-16.According to MEPCO sources, the company replaced 21,818 single-phase, 11,450 three-phase and 639 MDI meters during fiscal year 2015-16. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...