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USF Company approves telephony, e-services projects for Balochistan, KPK ISLAMABAD: The Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund Company (USF Co) has approved to award a Rural Telephony and e-Services projects for Balochistan and Khyber Paktunkhawa.The projects would be launched in Khuzdar district which includes Karak, Khuzdar, Moola, Zehri, Saroona by Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone), providing subsidy of Rs 2,418 benefiting an un-served population of about 294,221, covering 725 unserved Mauzas, an official of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecom told APP.The USF Board also awarded a Rural Telephony and e-Servicesproject encompassing "Chagai Lot" including Mashkhel Tehsil to Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone), providing subsidy of Rs 1,303 million benefiting an un-served population of about 120,729, covering 92 unserved Mauzas.To a question he said main efforts and development of telecommunication services in un-served and under-served areas across Pakistan were thoroughly discussed in the USF Co Board meeting presided over by its chairperson and Minister of State for ...

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33 cargoes carrying 103,864,259 mmbtu LNG arrived in 12 months ISLAMABAD: As many as 33 cargoes carrying around 103,864,259 mmbtu Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) have arrived in Pakistan since July 2015, official sources in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources said Thursday."The LNG is being imported by the Pakistan State Oil under competitive bidding and through short and long term contracts, while more LNG terminals will be set to enhance Pakistan's LNG import capability," they told APP.Nowadays, they said, LNG was the essential part ...

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Natural gas supply project inaugurated in Lower Dir ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister Amir Maqam on has inaugurated a project of providing natural gas to different villages in Adizai subdivision of Lower Dir.According to the private news channel, Amir Maqam said that the project would be completed with a special fund approved by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.He said that under the project, gas meters would be installed at houses and markets in Asbanr, Och, Chakdara, Khairabad, Wosgi, Gulabad, Kharkani and Warsak areas of ...

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PTA bans Xiomi smartphones sales in the country Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has put a ban on the sales of Xiaomi smartphones, here on Wednesday.The following information was revealed by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiomi, in a statement on its Pakistan website XiaomiPK.com, which alleged that the PTA had barred the sale and marketing of all Mi devices in the country. However, it suggested that some sort of foul play is involved in PTA latest move.“The Pakistani Concerned authority (PTA) has demanded that ...

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MoU signed for steel melting industry's manpower training LAHORE: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Pakistan Steel Melters Association (PSMA) for training of skilled manpower in steel melting industry related short courses.TEVTA Chairman Irfan Qaiser Shaikh and FPCCI Regional Chairman Mian Rehman Aziz and PSMA Chairman Mian Tariq Iqbal signed the MoU document on behalf of their respective organizations here at the Federation's ...

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Dasu hydel project to increase power production PESHAWAR: Commissioner Hazara Division Muhammad Akbar Khan has said that the completion of Dasu Hydro Power Project will increase the power production to a great extent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as in the country.He said Dasu Hydro Power Project would play a pivotal role in the progress and prosperity of the country.He expressed these views, while addressing a function on the occasion of inking an agreement between Provincial Government and Wapda for acquiring land ...

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PIA to operate Hajj flights from Sialkot SIALKOT: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will start its Hajj flights operation from Sialkot international airport from August 25, 2016. Sialkot International Airport in charge Malik Muhammad Ashraf said here on Tuesday that the PIA would transport 2,200 male and female Hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from the city airport through PIA's seven flights from August 25 to 31, 2016.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...