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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, power supply from Garden Colony, Makkah City, New Khannuana, Fateh Textile and Khiyaban Green feeders emanating from 132-KV Khannuana grid station will remain suspended from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon while Faisalabad Road, Iqbal Rice Mill and Badshahi Masjid feeders originating from 132-KV Chiniot grid station, Jewan Shah, Ariyan Mill and Ahmad Enterprise feeders emanating from 132-KV Kamal Pur grid station, Lalian City feeder originating from 132-KV Lalian grid station, Lahore Road feeder emanating from 132-KV H-Wala grid station, Agri University feeder originating from 132-KV University Faisalabad grid sgation, Nawaz Town feeder emanating from 132-KV Chiniot Road grid station, Shadman feeder originating from 132-KV OTP grid station, New Khannuana feeder emanating from 132-KV Khannuana grid station and Bagay Wala feeder ...

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Bosan stressed to use modern technologies in agriculture ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayaat Khan Bosan on Friday stressed the need to use modern technologies in agriculture sector to ensure food security in the region.He was addressing the 3rd annual meeting of South Asian Association of Regional Countries (SAARC) agriculture ministers in Dhaka, on April 7, said a statement received here on Friday.He was all praise for such a forum where the collaborative efforts would be rendered to ...

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PM for best cabin crew, catering services for PIA ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Friday directed provision of best cabin crew and catering services for the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to achieve high service standards.He was chairing a meeting on the affairs of Pakistan International Airlines that was attended by Minister for Finance Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Secretary Aviation Irfan Elahi, and senior officials.The prime minister was briefed on the affairs of the airlines, particularly the steps related to human resource activity.The meeting was ...

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PR rehabilitates 66 bridges to ensure safety standards ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways (PR) has rehabilitated 66 bridges out of 159 and remaining would be rehabilitated upto June 2017.The Railway administration desires to provide quick and safe journey to the travelling public within shortest possible time, official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP."There are 13841 bridges including 532 major and 13309 minor bridges over the system. Most of the bridges were constructed well before partition, when Railway System was introduced in the subcontinent ...

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OGDCL providing free healthcare services in its all operational areas ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) - the country's leading exploration and production (E&P), is providing free healthcare services in its all operational areas spreading over all the four provinces."We firmly believe that primary healthcare is an absolute pre- requisite for sustainable socio-economic development," a senior official of the company told APP.Under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, he said, OGDCL had enhanced funds for dispensaries where free medicines were provided to all ...

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PR to get around Rs140mn per annum through advertisement ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways would start earning an extra Rs 140 million per year through advertisements on trains and Railway station premises.Different companies would be persuaded to advertise their brands on express trains and railway stations to earn money.In this regard Pakistan Railways's attached department Pakistan Railways Advisory and Consultancy Services (Pracs) has awarded a tender to a private company which will allow companies to advertise their brands on trains and railway stations, sources in the ...

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FCCI prepares draft proposals for budget 2016-17 FAISALABAD: Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI) has prepared draft proposals for Budget 2016-17. The national level pre-budget seminar will be held during next month which will be attended by high government officials, renowned economists and office bearers of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCIs) across the country. Briefing on "Draft Budget Proposals" Chaudhry Muhammad Nawaz President FCCI appreciated the efforts of Hamid Masood, FCCI Advisor on Accounts and said that this Chamber ...