CM adds another fleet of 80 buses in city, including 30 hybrid and 50 electric buses.


KARACHI (Jan 10): Caretaker Sindh Chief Minister, Justice (retd) Maqbool Baqar, added another 80 buses to the Peoples Bus Service fleet in a simple ceremony, the new buses include 30 hybrid and 50 electric vehicles. With the addition of 80 new buses, the city’s fleet now comprises 300 buses, including 18 Pink Buses. This he said while speaking at the…

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Nestlé inaugurates 2.6 megawatt solar power plant at its Sheikhupura Factory


Nestlé announced its commitment to reduce its emissions by 20% (versus a 2018 baseline) by 2025| Nestlé, as part of its PKR 2 billion investment in renewable energy in Pakistan, inaugurated a 2.6 megawatt solar power plant at its Sheikhupura Factory. The solar power plant, completed with an investment of PKR 500 million, aims to reduce 1,857 tCO2e of greenhouse…

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Wind, solar projects: PPIB seeks details of LoIs issued by Punjab, Sindh


ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has sought details of Letters of Intent (LoIs) of wind and solar projects issued by the gvernments of Punjab and Sindh, well-informed sources told Business Recorder. Managing Director, PPIB, Shah Jahan Mirza, in letters to Secretary Energy Department, Sindh and Secretary Energy Department, Punjab, has cited the reference to the Cabinet Committee on…

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UEP’s gas: ECC to allow allocation to SSGCL


ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet is to allow allocation of United Energy Pakistan’s (UEP’s) 35 mmcfd gas to Mohar Field to Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL), well-informed sources told Business Recorder. Mohar Field is located in Latif Block, district Khairpur, Sindh province and the field is being operated by United Energy Pakistan (UEP) Beta GmbH with…

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Body formed to probe power breakdowns


ISLAMABAD: The Power Division has constituted a two-member committee to probe reasons for recent power breakdowns across the country including explosion at Guddu 500 kV switchyard, well-informed sources told Business Recorder. On January 1, 2024, the Power Division, in an official statement said due to dense fog, the NTDC faced tripping of 500 kV and 220 kV Transmission Lines in the…

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Incentives to PV solar sector: SIFC set to finalise recommendations for TPB


ISLAMABAD: The Working Group (WG) of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) has decided to hold a meeting with the Commerce Ministry, the FBR and Industries Ministry for final recommendations for Tariff Policy Board (TPB) aimed at extending incentives to PV solar manufacturing, well-informed sources in Commerce Ministry told Business Recorder. The decision was taken at a meeting held under the…

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