Joint Venture Agreement between Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation and Miracle Saltworks Collective Inc. for Export Quality Pink Rock Salt Crushing & Packaging Facility


Islamabad, Pakistan – February 20, 2024: Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation (PMDC) and Miracle Saltworks Collective Inc. (MSCI) Cement Historic Joint Venture for Pink Rock Salt Crushing and Packaging Facility in Pakistan under the facilitation of SIFC. The official signing ceremony took place at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad on February 20, 2024, with the honorable presence of His Excellency Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, The…

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OGDCL Announces Major Gas and Condensate Discovery at Kharo Well-1 in Khairpur, Sindh


ISLAMABAD, February 19, 2024: The Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has announced a significant breakthrough in its exploration efforts with the discovery of gas and condensate at the Kharo-1, a well drilled in the Khewari exploration license area, located in Khairpur district of Sindh province.Following rigorous drilling and testing operations conducted with OGDCL’s proprietary expertise, the Kharo-1 well…

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Competition Commission of Pakistan Approves Merger of Korean Firm with Mira Power Limited


The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) has granted approval for the merger of a Korean firm with Mira Power Limited (MPL), as reported by Business Recorder on Monday. The merger involves Korea-based DL E&C Co. Ltd acquiring shares in MPL, the operator of the 102 MW Gulpur hydropower plant, from DL Holdings Co. Ltd. CCP conducted a competition assessment and…

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Pakistan Accelerates IP Pipeline Project to Avoid $18 Billion Penalty Despite US Sanctions


Islamabad: Pakistan has committed to completing the first phase of the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project within its territory to avoid a potential $18 billion penalty, despite facing sanctions from the United States. Iran has granted an extension of 180 days until September 2024 to complete the project, aiming to prevent litigation in international courts and maintain diplomatic relations. To…

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Escalating Energy Costs Pose Threat to Industries, Job Market, and Inflation


Karachi: Industrialists express concerns over the rising gas and electricity tariffs, warning of potential closures of industries, unemployment surge, and inflationary pressures. President of the Federal B Area Association of Trade and Industry (FBATI), Syed Raza Hussain, highlighted the adverse effects of gas tariff hikes on small and medium-sized enterprises, emphasizing potential job losses and inflationary impacts. Industry leaders, including…

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Mayor Karachi Announces Solar Power Transition for KMC Buildings, Establishes 100 Million Endowment Fund for Green Energy Initiatives


Karachi – Mayor Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab has announced the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation’s (KMC) plans to transition its buildings to solar power, fulfilling a promise outlined in the party manifesto. A 100 million rupee endowment fund has been established for global warming and green energy initiatives, with a focus on clean and green energy throughout the city. Despite efforts to…

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