9th Fire Safety & Security Convention-2019 Sindh Govt to Provide Support To Industries, Commercial Centres in Karachi to Beef Up Fire Safety Measures

The Sindh government apart from providing support to Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to beef up its firefighting system is also ready to work with industrial zones and commercial centres in the city to enhance their safety systems so to tackle any fire or similar disaster. Sindh Local Government Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah stated this while speaking as the chief guest at the “9th Fire Safety & Security Convention-2019” jointly organized by the National Forum for Environment and Health (NFEH) and Fire Protection Association of Pakistan (FPAP). The Local Government minister…

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German Firm Applies For License To Set Up 50MW Solar Plant

KARACHI: A Germany-based developer has applied for a generation licence to set up 50 megawatts of solar power plant in Balochistan with an estimated investment of $56.15 million, reported The News. According to the report, IB VOGT GmbH, a Germany-based integrated solar developer, planned entry into Pakistan’s renewable energy market with a solar power plant to be set up in Gwadar, though its special purpose vehicle P&G Energy Pvt Ltd. P&G Energy approached the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) for a generation licence. According to a document, Balochistan Power…

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Tarbela 4th Extension Generates 5.6 Billion Units Electricity, WB President Told

ISLAMABAD: Tarbela 4th extension hydropower project has contributed 5.6 billion units of low-cost electricity to the grid since its launch last year, World Bank (WB) President David Robert Malpass was told on Thursday. Briefing the WB president, Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Muzammil Hussain said as many as 378 million acre feet of water has been released from Tarbela reservoir to meet irrigation needs of the country. In addition, Tarbela 4th extension hydropower project, commissioned last year, generated 5.6 billion units – more than the generation envisaged in…

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Govt Increases Petrol Price By Re1 For November

The federal government on Thursday through a notification issued by the Ministry of Finance announced a Re1 increase in the price of petrol for the month of November. The price of petrol was increased from Rs113.24 to Rs114.24 per litre, as per the recommendations of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA). High speed diesel (HSD) price was increased by Rs0.27 per litre as it went up from Rs127.14 per litre to Rs127.41 per litre. The prices of kerosene and light diesel oil (LDO) saw a reduction of Rs2.39 and…

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Proposed Hike In Electricity Tariff Rejected

ISLAMABAD: In a rare move, the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday put on hold about Rs3 per unit increase in electricity tariff for consumers of ex-Wapda distribution companies (Discos) under monthly fuel adjustment for lack of evidence. At a monthly public hearing, Nepra Chairman Tauseef H. Farooqi said “it would be a burden on our conscience if we pass on to consumers the entire expensive power generated on furnace oil,” when surplus capacity on cheaper fuels was available. The regulator directed the Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA)…

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Ban on new CNG Connections Lifted

ISLAMABAD: The government has lifted the ban on new Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) connections across the country. The moratorium on fresh connections on local gas to the industrial sector was imposed in 2011 and the industry was given re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) connections. The move was welcomed by All Pakistan CNG Association Central Chairman Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha. In a statement, he hailed this decision saying it will give a new life to the CNG sector. According to him, hundreds of completed CNG stations have been waiting for gas connection…

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OGRA Proposes Slight Increase In Petrol, HSD Prices

ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to keep the prices of petroleum products largely unchanged for November as the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has worked out minor adjustments in the costs of various imported products. A senior official at the ministry of energy said that Ogra had worked out an increase of Re1 and 27 paisa in the prices of every litre of petrol and high speed diesel (HSD), respectively. On the other hand, it proposed a reduction of Rs2.39 and Rs6.56 respectively in the prices of every litre…

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OGDCLS Press Release Regarding Sports With Photo

Oil & Gas Development Limited (OGDCL) arranged Interdepartmental Table Tennis and Badminton final matches at Pakistan Sports Complex Liaqat Gymnasium Islamabad. Muhammad Shoaib Baig Executive Director (HR/Admin) OGDCL graced the occasion as chief guest and distributed prizes among the winners and runner ups. Tariq Qureshi President OGDCL Sports Board was also present on the occasion

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