No reservoirs construction can bring Water crisis to Pakistan – Ahsan Iqbal

Federal Minister for Planning and Development Dr Ahsan Iqbal has warned that climate change and other factors may cause a water crisis in the country in 10-15 years. He was speaking to Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz workers and journalists at a reception hosted for him by senior party colleagues Jamal Arif Soharwardi and Shah Mohammad […]

TUSDEC Focuses Development of Southern Punjab

CEO TUSDEC (Technology Up-gradation and Skill Development Company) Mr. Alamgir Chaudhry visited Multan to conduct meetings with different local stakeholders with an aim to kick start number of development initiatives in South Punjab with a special focus on agricultural mechanization. The meetings were held among TUSDEC team and representatives of Agricultural Mechanization Research Institute Multan, […]

Siemens offered automated signaling system to Railways

To warn the train drivers of any danger or hazard on the track beforehand, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company offered an automated signaling system to Pakistan Railways. Representatives of Siemens, Helmut von Struve, Managing Director, Siemens Pakistan Engineering Company Limited, and Marco Wagner, Regional Business Manager, visited Pakistan Railways headquarters office and met Chief Executive Officer […]

RYK: water plant inoperative for years

Unavailability of clean drinking water has forced almost 87% of Rahim Yar Khan’s population to rely on unhygienic water, says a local government official. Municipal Committee (MC) and Health Department supply water to various areas through water tanks. There are water turbines at Amingarh and west bank of Sadiqabad Canal. Four filtration plants donated by […]

Preventing hydropower wastage

HYDROELECTRIC power is the cheapest and cleanest form of energy. It is the most commonly used resource for generating renewable energy worldwide. However, Pakistan has miserably failed to harness this energy resource.             Ever since its creation in 1958, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has added only 7,116MW of hydropower, or a little less […]

Rehmani Khel to Kot Belian section. NHA approved to award construction

A vital part of the western route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), construction of Rehmani Khel to Kot Belian section, is approved to award by National Highway Authority (NHA) at a cost of Rs 9.232 billion. The approval was granted in a meeting of the NHA executive board headed by the authority’s Chairman Shahid Ashraf […]

13m Karachiites live on 23% of residential land

Participants in a meeting on urban Karachi were informed that Karachi plus Mumbai and Dhaka were three cities of South Asia which have dense populations where 62 per cent (about 13 million) citizens lived in informal settlements on 23pc of the city`s residential land. `Karachi is among the dense cities where urban issues are ever […]

CPEC volume rises to $62bn

Following the inclusion of new projects including Karachi Circular Railway and others, the investments under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) have now extended to $62billion. This was revealed by Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair. Talking to media on the sidelines of PACRA-DAGONG conference on “Infrastructure Demand and Financing – The road ahead” held at local hotel […]

Oil refinery worth $2bn offered by Chinese

With an investment of $2 bn, Mingyuan Holdings Group Co limited, a chinese company, has offered to install an oil refinery near Karachi. The refinery is estimated to refine over 10 million tonnes of oil annually to set the commodity in the local and international markets. The delegation of the Chinese Company led by its […]

Amreli Steels announced further expansion

The Board of Directors of Amreli Steels Limited approved phase two of the expansion plan of the company presented by the management in line with its long-term vision of being the first million-ton quality rebars manufacturer of the country. This was announced by the company at Pakistan Stock exchange. The Board in its meeting approved […]

Work started at 1320MW coal-fired power plant in Hub

The ground work on 1320 MW Coal Fired Power Plant in District Hub, Balochistan is formally started. The project is being constructed by China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) a joint venture project company setup by The Hub Power Company (HUBCO) and China Power International Holding Ltd (CPIH). With an estimated cost of approx US$ […]

Nuclear plants will add 8800MW electricity by 2030

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) is making tremendously progress to meet the target set by the government to produce 8800 MW of electricity through nuclear plants by 2030 to help resolve the electricity crisis faced by the country. Chairman of the PAEC, Mr. Mohammad Naeem, revealed this while speaking as chief guest at the ‘14th […]