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FESCO issues shutdown programme FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) has issued shutdown programme for Monday due to necessary repair, maintenance and expansion of electricity lines. According to the programme issued by the company today, power supply from Amin Pur, Sindhu, Langrana, Khurd Pur, Shehbaz Pur and Masha Allah feeders emanating from 132-KV Narwala grid station will remain suspended from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. while all feeders of VAC- MTM and JK Tech grid stations will observe shutdown from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday (May 09). Similarly, all feeders of 132-KV Mepal Leaf Cement Factory Sikandar Abad grid station will remain suspended from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. whereas all feeders of 132-KV Pioneer Cement Factory and Flying Cement Factory grid stations will observe shutdown from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 09. Meanwhile, power supply from all feeders of 66-KV Behal, Nautak grid station, CTM and Usman Town ...

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Nawab Block of Edan Garden declared illegal FAISALABAD: The Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) has declared Nawab Block of Edan Garden as an illegal housing scheme and appealed to the general public not to purchase plots in the illegal residential colony. A spokesman of the FDA told here on Sunday that under Local Government Ordinance-2001 and Development of Citizens Act 1976, all the housing scheme developers were bound to seek permission from the FDA before developing any residential scheme, but the Nawab Block ...

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Rs 158 mln demanded for cleanliness, sewerage in city SARGODHA: Tehsil Municipal Administration has forwarded a feasibility report to the provincial government to acquire funds for the purchase of modern machinery to ensure cleanliness in the city. TMA Administrator Farooq Rasheed Sandhu has demanded Rs 158 million from the provincial government to improve the sanitation condition of the city.He said that sucker machines, Jetter machines, Dumpers, Excavators, Tractors, Loaders, Containers, Arm Roles and Savor Safety instruments would be purchase with such funds.Copyright APP (Associated ...

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Mobile broadband changes dynamics with rapid growth ISLAMABAD: The explosive growth of mobile broadband, such as third-generation (3G) and 4G or Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies, has changed dynamics as overall broadband connections crossed 30 million mark by March this year.Almost non-existent two years ago, the high-speed mobile internet now accounts for 89 per cent of the broadband market.According to an statistics by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the telecom sector's regulatory body, the country's broadband segment has been through a major change ...

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PTA blocks 108,031 mobile handsets using IMEI in one year ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has blocked 108,031 mobile handsets over cellular mobile networks in the country during last one year under a system launched to curb theft of handsets.The Authority also unblocked 3,962 mobile handsets during the period.The year-wise data regarding blocking and unblocking of International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number in PTA's annual report on Sunday showed that during 2007-08 a number of 157,826 handsets were blocked, 127,568 were blocked in 2008-09, 130,298 ...

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Call for local manufacturers' role in CPEC LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) in its budget proposals for the financial year 2016-17 has called for encouraging local manufacturers to invest in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Projects. Talking to the media here, LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Almas Hyder and Vice President Nasir Saeed said here Saturday that projects like CPEC had the capacity to stimulate the local economy by increasing the demand for locally manufactured goods. ...

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WAPDA implementing Warsak rehabilitation to regain lost generation capacity ISLAMABAD: The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Zafar Mahmood Friday visited Warsak Dam and Hydel Power Station located in Khyber and Mohmand agencies of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). During the visit, the Chairman reviewed the matters relating to rehabilitation of Warsak Hydel Power Station, said a press release. It is worth mentioning that WAPDA is executing Second Rehabilitation Project of Warsak Hydel Power Station to regain its generation capacity, which has ...