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WAPDA delivers 31.28bn units low-cost hydel electricity in 2014 ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) hydel power stations delivered more electricity during 2014 as compared to year 2013 and contributed 31.289 billion units to the national grid system.Offical sources told APP here," WAPDA contributed 31.289 billion units of hydel electricity in 2014 as compared to 30.903 billion units in year 2013. This represents an increase of 386 million units".This increased generation was made possible owing to better hydrological conditions particularly in relation to Mangla Reservoir and efficient operation and maintenance of existing hydel power stations, they said.Moreover, commissioning of three hydropower projects in 2014 namely 17.4-MW Gomal Zam Dam, 22-MW Jabban Hydel Power Station and 130-MW Duber Khwar Hydropower Project has inducted a total of 170-MW of cheap hydroelectricity in the system.The enhanced production of hydel electricity comes at a time when the country is in acute need of electricity to run the engine of economy.The sources said ...

Transporters overcharging owing to petrol shortage ISLAMABAD: Taking advantage of current petrol shortage, public transport particularly the taxi drivers are overcharging from commuters of Rawalpindi and Islamabad adding to their miseries.Public transport which is already short on all routes and people have to wait for hours at bus stops, have no other option to pay fares of their demand to reach their destinations.Rawalpindi Transport Authority has announced a new fare list after massive reduction in petrol prices but transporters are not ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Five ships C.V Xpress Kailash, C.V K Phoenix, C.V MSC Athos, M.V Venus Triumph and M.T Borania carrying containers, Project cargo and Diesel oil were allotted berths at Qasim International Container Terminal berth # 6.8 & 9, Multipurpose Terminal and FOTCO Oil Terminal respectively at Port Qasim during last 24 hours.Meanwhile two more container ships also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the same period. Berth Occupancy:Berth occupancy remained at the Port ...
Shipping activity at Port Qasim KARACHI: Two ships C.V CMA CGM florida and C.V Hansa America carrying containers were berthed at Qasim International Container Terminal berth # 6 and 8 respectively at Port Qasim on Thursday, 15th January-2015.Meanwhile five more ships scheduled to load/offload Containers, Tug Boat, Cement and Crude oil also arrived at outer anchorage of Port Qasim during the last 24 hours.Berth occupancy remained at the Port at 50% on Thursday, where seven ships namely, C.V CMA CGM ...
IESCO issues power suspension programme ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) on Friday issued power suspension programme for various areas of its region due to necessary maintenance and routine development work.According to IESCO Spokesman, the power supply of the following Feeders /Grid Stations would remain suspended as under:On 17, 19 and 21 January From 10:00am to 03:00pm, G-9/2, G-9/3, G-9 Markaz,G-9/4,G-9 Express, Aziz Chowk, G-8/1 feeders,On 18 January from 10:00am to 03:00pm, Jail Park, Park View feeders, Gulraiz Phase-2 ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln