A delegation of German investors will visit in June for investment potential in sindh CG Germany


KARACHI (April 5): Sindh’s Chief Minister, Syed Murad Ali Shah, has extended an invitation to investors from Gulf countries and Germany to consider investing in Sindh province.He believes that Sindh is a province rich in resources and well-connected to the world via sea routes, which makes it an ideal location for trade and commerce to thrive. The Chief Minister believes…

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Engro announces ending its 16-year presence in Pakistan’s conventional energy sector


Engro Energy Limited, a subsidiary of Engro Corporation Limited, has finalized a Share Purchase Agreement with Liberty Power Holding (Pvt.) Limited and a consortium for the sale of its thermal energy assets portfolio.The consortium comprises Liberty Mills Limited, Soorty Enterprises, and Procon Engineering through Master Group of Industries. The sale of these thermal assets aligns with Engro’s ongoing efforts to…

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NPGCL inks $200m FDI MoU with Chinese firm NGLE


ISLAMABAD: In a significant stride towards sustainable energy production, Northern Power Generation Company Limited (NPGCL) GENCO-III, Muzaffargarh, in collaboration with Ningbo Green Light Energy (NGLE) (Private) Limited, China, has formalised a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth $200 million in foreign direct investment (FDI). Facilitated by the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), this MoU aims to convert an existing thermal power…

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Country does need new IMF programme: PM


ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has abolished the National Commission for Child Welfare and Development (NCCWD), the National Child Protection Centre (NCPC) and the implementation of the National Line of Action and decided to include employees of these departments in the surplus pool. While speaking to the participants of the meeting, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also highlighted the importance of a…

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Azerbaijan seeks to resume LNG supply


Pakistan has already inked deal for buying one LNG cargo per month ISLAMABAD: Azerbaijan has emphasised that Pakistan should resume imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Central Asian nation to meet its growing domestic consumption needs. Earlier, during the tenure of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) government, the two sides signed an agreement for import of at least…

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Refineries demand full recovery of forex losses


Draw govt’s attention towards forex burden, LC confirmation costs ISLAMABAD: Oil refineries have called on the government to make full recovery of the actual currency exchange losses and the confirmation cost of Letters of Credit (LCs). Pakistan’s oil refineries are currently grappling with substantial currency exchange losses in the import of crude oil, compounded by a significant financial burden from…

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Fines imposed on five power firms for ‘illegal loadshedding’


ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Thursday imposed a fine of Rs50 million each on five power distribution companies including K-Electric for carrying out commercial-based excessive loadshedding in violation of laws penalising honest consumers. It is for the first time the regulator has moved from issuing warnings against collective punishments in the power sector which started more…

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Energy sector circular debt surges to Rs5.5tr


ISLAMABAD: Despite massive repetitive price shocks to consumers and countrywide drive against theft and billing defaults, the World Bank has found power and gas circular debts increasing by an average of Rs135 billion to Rs5.5 trillion (about 5.1pc of GDP) by end-January this year and wants the government to do more to recover true cost of supply. “The government has…

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