KP to participate in Dubai Expo

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 The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will participate in the Dubai International Expo in the United Arab Emirates with the aim to attract maximum foreign investment to the province and to highlight the positive image of the province at the international level. A meeting to discuss arrangements and preparations for participation in Dubai Expo was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister…

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Subsidy reform: The right first step

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The first phase of power sector subsidy reforms is now only a matter of government’s notification before it gets implemented. Nepra issued its determination on the Ministry of Energy’s request to incorporate modifications in discos’ tariffs, as a first step towards rationalizing the ever-growing untargeted power sector subsidies. Recall that the authorities had principally agreed to undertake a comprehensive subsidy…

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Indecision and delays parents of failure?

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State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) announced revised prudential regulations for consumer financing designed to moderate imports and demand that could possibly have a negative impact on growth. This concern was reflected in the most recent Monetary Policy Statement stated 20 September 2021: “since its last meeting in July, the Monetary Policy Committee noted that the pace of the economic recovery…

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GST dispute on power subsidy: ECC to give its decision on legality

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The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet is to give its verdict on legality of longstanding dispute on sales tax collection on subsidy being provided by the federal and provincial governments to consumers, well-informed sources in Nepra told Business Recorder. Distribution Companies (Discos), being licencees of Nepra, are bound to charge the tariff determined by the latter and notified by…

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CPEC: Regional Security Powers & Paradoxes | By Dr Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan

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IT seems that the “abrupt” fall of Kabul has “flustered” the regional as well as international power politics due to which there are some symbolic re-arrangements of security meetings, pacts and alliances now going around the world. Chess-board of “power politics” is going to have new set-up to “topple” and “contain” Chinese socio-economic commitments towards greater regional connectivity, socio-economic integration…

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Pakistan’s external debt rises $26 billion in three years

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Pakistan witnessed an increase of $26 billion during the first three years of the present PTI government. Economic Affairs Division additional secretary Zulfikar Haider stated this in a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly for Economic Affairs Division held under the chairmanship of Mir Khan Muhammad Jamali. The additional secretary briefed the meeting on the impact of…

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SA denounces petrol, CNG, LNG price hikes

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The Sindh Assembly denounced on Monday the increase in CNG and LNG prices by the federal government. As the house took up debate on the matter, the treasury benches and lawmakers of the Grand Democratic Alliance from the opposition aisle demanded of the Centre to withdraw its decision to increase prices of both the liquified natural gas (LNG) and compressed…

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Jack-Up Drilling Rigs Set For LNG Conversion

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Aberdeen-based offshore rig inspection company ADC Energy has won a contract with an undisclosed USA-based LNG company to identify and select offshore drilling rigs suitable for conversion for LNG operations. ADC Energy said that it had already begun conducting audits to identify suitable drilling rigs as part of this contract. The deal involves international engineering teams selecting a range of…

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Coal miner killed in Harnai mine collapse

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A coal miner was killed after being buried alive when a portion of a coal mine collapsed in the Harnai district of Balochistan, local Levies officials confirmed on Tuesday.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.482.0_en.html#goog_13302168450 seconds of 10 secondsVolume 0%  Levies said that the incident occurred in a coal mine in the Shahrig area near Harnai. The body of the deceased, identified as Gul son of…

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