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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 ...

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Contract signed to provide 3G mobile internet in Khuzdar, Chagai ISLAMABAD: Universal Service Fund (USF) entered into contract worth Rs 3.72 billion with Ufone to provide Mobile Broadband Internet/3G services in Khuzdar and Chagai including Mashkhel Tehsil.The contract was signed by Faisal Sattar, Chief Executive Officer, USF and Rainer Rathgeber, President Ufone here on Friday.The contract was witnessed by Minister for Finance, Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar who was accompanied by Minister for IT and Telecom, Anusha Rehman.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony between USF ...

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Pakistan Railways suffers losses over Rs26bn in 2015-16 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways suffered losses of Rs 26.993 billion during the fiscal year 2015-16, down by 0.93 percent as compared to fiscal year 2014-15.In a written reply to the Senate on Friday, the Ministry for Railways says it is not a fact that Pakistan Railways suffered a loss of more than Rs. 28 billion during the fiscal year 2015-16.Instead, it said Pakistan Railways suffered a loss of Rs. 26.993 billion during the fiscal year 2015-16 ...

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PIA ATR Aircraft grounded for implementing revision in Engine Overhaul Protocols KARACHI: On the advice of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), PIA's four ATR 42 aircrafts have been temporarily grounded to ensure compliance with the latest Engine Overhaul protocols.This was stated by a spokesman of the national flag carrier.He said that PIA has been overhauling Pratt and Whitney Engines of its ATRs as per overhaul protocol revision 32.Pratt and Whitney has recently issued a new revisions 33 and 34 which PIA has been advised to comply with ...

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Eight special trains for Eid; first leaves on Saturday LAHORE: Pakistan Railways would operate 8 special trains for Eid-ul-Azha, with the first one scheduled to leave from Karachi for Peshawer on Saturday to meet extraordinary rush as people want to reach their native towns ahead of Eid. According to a Spokesman for Pakistan Railways, second Eid train would leave from Quetta for Rawalpindi, on September 10 (Saturday), third train will leave for Lahore from Karachi Cantt on September 11 (Sunday).Fourth train will arrive at ...

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KE installs 150 KVA PMT KARACHI: K-Electric, under its Social Investment Programme (SIP), has partnered with Kashif Iqbal Thalassemia Care Centre (KITCC) for the installation of a dedicated 150 KVA PMT.A spokesperson said Thursday that the newly installed PMT will help meet the growing electricity demand of KITCC and improve its operations.The utility provided relief for the installation of this dedicated PMT, in addition to providing free electricity to KITCC since 2015. KITCC has been providing treatment to over 23,000 ...