The Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has approved the name of law firm M/s Howard Kennedy for representing the government of Pakistan in LCIA Arbitration in M/s Star Hydropower Limited (SHPL) case

The fee of law firm will be £230,000 whereas fee of barrister will be finalized by the Attorney General Office, the sources added. Recently, MD PPIB, Shah Jahan Mirza apprised the Board that Star Hydro Power Limited (SHPL) and NTDC entered into dispute over delay in installation of Power Purchaser Inter-Connection Facility by NTDC. Both parties filed counter arbitral claims…

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The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday expressed serious concern over electricity distribution companies (Discos’) as national exchequer lost Rs1.226 billion, ARY News reported. The deteriorating performance of the Discos’ in several cities of Pakistan due to which the national treasure suffered at least 1.226 billion in total. NEPRA report unveiled that the due to the efficient distribution,…

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Delay in resolving pending issues: Two key investors’ groups give govt deadline

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The two key foreign investors’ groups of KE have given one-month deadline to Islamabad for withdrawal of all litigation, clearance of outstanding payments and signing of three long-awaited pacts or face litigation at international forum. The deadline was given on January 5, 2023 through a legal notice to Attorney General for Pakistan. Copies of notice have also been sent to…

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Q1 of July-Sept 2022-23: Nepra allows Discos to recover Rs41.938bn under QTA mechanism


The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has allowed power distribution companies (Discos) to recover Rs 41.938 billion from their consumers for the first quarter of (July-September) 2022-23 under the QTA mechanism. The impact on IESCO consumers will be of Rs 1.97 per unit, LESCO Rs 2.76 per unit, GEPCO Rs 4.06 per unit, FESCO Rs 3.26 per unit, MEPCO…

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CPEC second phase instrumental in achieving SDGs: govt

Minister of State for Finance Dr Aisha Ghaus Pasha has stated that the second phase of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be instrumental in achieving the SDGs. Speaking at the launch of a report titled, “All Pakistan Chinese Enterprise Association (APCEA) Sustainable Development Report 2022”, she said that it would also supplement Pakistan’s socioeconomic development. The minister added that…

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