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OGRA asked to ease policy for opening LPG auto gas stations ISLAMABAD: The LPG Distributors Association has called upon the concerned authorities to ease policy for opening LPG auto gas stations for providing cheaper and environment-friendly fuel to consumers.The association's Chairman Irfan Khokhar talking to APP said the government could not afford for long to provide gas to the CNG sector, thus, he added, the government could promote the LPG as alternate fuel to take effective steps for encouraging opening of LPG auto gas stations, across the country.He said hundreds of applications had been pending with hefty security and inspection amounts before the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) but it was dragging its feet to grant licenses on pretext or the other for opening LPG refilling stations, he added.According to official source the OGRA issued two licenses for construction of LPG storage and filling plants during July-December 2013.He said the LPG association would be fully co-operating with the government by ...

OGDCL makes effective efforts for development of local areas ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) is making solid measures for development and prosperity of the areas around its oil and gas facilities in district Kohat, especially Naspha.In joint efforts with the MOL, the OGDCL is constructing a four-KM road from Indus Highway to Nashpa with a total cost of 37 million as per agreement with the locals, says an official source.The project cost is being borne by OGDCL and the MOL with ...
Five CNG stations fined FAISALABAD: Five CNG stations were imposed a fine of Rs 40,000 for overcharging consumers in the city.Assistant Commissioner (city) Shafiullah during special inspection came to know about overcharging by CNG pumps.According to official sources, Ali CNG Jhang Road, Goraya CNG Samandri Road and Ayesha CNG were imposed Rs 10,000 fine each, while Al-Ahad CNG Sargodha Road and Rise CNG Millat Road were fined Rs5000 each.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...
No Railway section closed in one year: Official ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways did not close any of its sections during the last one year as it was following the policy of current government to provide maximum facilities to the people. An official of Ministry of Railways talking to APP here on Wednesday said the previous government had closed down some of the sections mainly due to revenue problem and shortage of locomotives.To a question regarding the faulty locomotives imported from China, the official brushed ...
CNG stations to be opened on Thursday LAHORE: All the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling stations of Lahore,Sheikhupura,Sahiwal,Multan Gujranawala, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Bahawalpur regions will open on Thursday for 24 hours.CNG stations will supply gas from Thursday 6 am to Friday 6 am according to new Gas Load Management Plan issued by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2014 ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.558 bln
Exports $2.117 bln
Imports $3.675 bln
WeeklyJuly 10, 2014
Reserves $14.638 bln