KMC and K-Electric Partner to Collect Municipal Utility Charges and Taxes: Mayor Wahab


KARACHI – Mayor Karachi Barrister Murtaza Wahab announced on Sunday that a significant agreement has been reached between the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and K-Electric regarding the collection of Municipal Utility Charges and Taxes (MUCT). In accordance with a court decision, a resolution supporting the collection of these charges through K-Electric has been approved by the City Council. Mayor Wahab…

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Saudi Fund Commits $101 Million for Clean Energy in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The Saudi Fund for Development has pledged $101 million for a hydropower project in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, set to add 70 megawatts of electricity to Pakistan’s national grid, ARY News reported. This initiative is part of the Clean and Green Energy mission of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), which aims to boost eco-friendly energy production through hydro…

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Balochistan Government Allocates Rs861 Million for Mangi Dam Construction in FY 2023-24


QUETTA: The Balochistan government has allocated Rs861 million in the current financial year 2023-24 to expedite the construction of Mangi Dam, aimed at providing clean water to the residents of Quetta. Upon assuming office, the provincial government immediately released the funds to ensure the timely provision of safe drinking water to Quetta city. Mangi Dam, with a projected cost of…

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Rs600 Billion Lost Annually to Electricity Theft: Minister


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Sardar Owais Ahmad Laghari has revealed that electricity theft causes an annual loss of Rs600 billion to Pakistan. In an interview with Geo News programme Jirga, hosted by Saleem Safi, the minister disclosed that the country had 6,000 megawatts of surplus power on Saturday, but it was not supplied to avoid an additional Rs2.5 billion…

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Power Cut Causes Flight Chaos at Manchester Airport


LONDON: Manchester Airport, the third-busiest airport in the United Kingdom, experienced significant disruptions on Sunday due to a major power cut. The outage resulted in the cancellation of over 100 flights, affecting thousands of passengers. A spokesperson for Manchester Airport reported that at least 20% of all outgoing and incoming flights were cancelled and warned of further disruptions. Aviation analytics…

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Govt Fails to Approve Solar Panel Policy


The government has once again delayed approving a new policy for solar panel manufacturing due to ongoing uncertainty over whether to promote solar energy or protect imported fuel-based power generation. This delay has adversely affected the investment plans of Sinotec Solar Corporation, a leading US manufacturer of solar panels,The company plans to relocate its factory from Thailand and set up…

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