CM Sindh Leads Critical Review of Sindh Solar Energy Project


Karachi: A comprehensive progress review meeting of the Sindh Solar Energy Project (SSEP) was held under the leadership of Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah. The meeting was attended by key officials including Energy Minister Nasir Shah, Mayor Karachi Murtaza Wahab, Principal Secretary to CM Sindh Agha Waqar, Chairperson of P&D Najm Shah, Energy Secretary Kazim Jatoi, and Treasury Secretary…

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Tax-to-GDP Ratio Should Be Increased Through Broadening of Tax Base Atif Ikram Sheikh


Karachi: Atif Ikram Sheikh, President FPCCI, has emphasized that, while FPCCI supports the efforts to increase tax-to-GDP ratio, it has to be achieved through broadening of tax base and simplification of the taxation system – rather than further squeezing the already taxed. The only pragmatic approach to achieve tax-to-GDP ratio of 15 percent in the next 5 years is to…

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Govt to reconsider privatisation of LNG plants


Ministerial group cites challenges, risks in circular debt-plagued power sect ISLAMABAD: The Ministerial Group has cautioned against the privatisation of two LNG power plants, citing concerns about the current investment climate. The government’s intention to privatise these plants, established during the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s tenure with an LNG contract signed with the government of Qatar, is under scrutiny. Sources reveal…

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs Urges Progress on IP Gas Pipeline Project


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has advised the Petroleum Division to expedite the Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project without delay, citing its significance as a crucial energy initiative, according to informed sources reported by Business Recorder. MoFA’s recommendation predates recent comments by US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu opposing the IP project. During…

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OMCs Increase HOBC Price by Rs10/Litre from April 1, 2024


Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have announced a Rs10 per litre hike in the price of Hi-Octane Blending Component (HOBC) effective from April 1, 2024. Despite this increase, the Petroleum Levy (PL) on HOBC remains at Rs50 per litre, maintaining a lower levy compared to low-grade motor gasoline, which incurs a PL of Rs60 per litre. The international price of petrol…

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KE to Integrate 640MW Clean Energy in 2 Years


K-Electric (KE) has unveiled plans to incorporate 640 megawatts of renewable electricity into its grid over the next two years through solar and wind energy initiatives. This move, expected to attract investments of more than $400 million from 12 international firms based in Europe, China, and the Middle East, is poised to significantly reduce production costs, according to KE’s Chief…

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25th WPC Energy Congress: The Ministry of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and WPC Energy share dates and theme


Taking place from 26 – 30 April 2026 in Riyadh, the theme for the 25th WPC Energy Congress will be ‘Pathways To An Energy Future For All’.Discussions over the four days will centre around how the global energy sector can transition to deliver a low carbon system which meets its social, environmental, and economic challenges.The Congress was awarded to the…

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