650MW capacity Sindh waiting for Centre’s nod

  Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah told Sindh Assembly that 650MW generation capacity was ready in Sindh but it could not be utilised as federal government had not granted us permission. He said this while talking about energy matters during a Question Hour. He had met PM Sharif and requested him to permit Sindh […]

Renewable energy is the solution:experts

Energy crisis in Pakistan could be overcome by renewable energy resources that are a viable option to meet energy demands. Pakistan has vast resources for renewable energy therefore policy makers should focus this area in the larger interest of trade, industry and economy. These views were expressed by the Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial […]

11000 MW Power projects under CPEC PPIB Processing 12 projects

PPIB is processing 12 power projects of about 11,000MW aiming to make Pakistan an energy sufficient country. These power projects are being set up at different locations of all the four provinces including AJ&K while most of these projects are based on indigenous resources of hydro and coal which will bring down the generation cost […]

Peshawar to have easy transport

Khyber’s Provincial Development Working Party has approved execution of the much anticipated Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Project, though its cost has increased by around Rs20 billion over time. The Rs57.23 billion project will be completed with the help of Asian Development Bank. Of the total, provincial government will secure Rs50 billion from […]

Ground breaking of Layyah-Taunsa Bridge

PM Nawaz Sharif has formally break the ground for long awaited Rs 7 billion Layyah-Taunsa Bridge. Addressing on the occasion he said the new bridge would lessen the distance between Layyah and Taunsa by about 150km and now the people of area would now reach the Indus Highway in half an hour. He announced supply […]

Lahore Ring Road’s South Loop -111 Rs7.7bn Construction Cost okayed

The Punjab government has approved construction of Lahore Ring Road (South Loop -III) under Public Private Partnership at the cost of over Rs. 7.7 billion. This 8.5 Km long Ring Road will be constructed from Adda plot to Multan Road with 17 under-passes to complete the ring road around Lahore. The approval was given in […]

Lahore Orange Line Metro Train First batch of trains arriving in July 17

Manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Company, consisting of five coaches,  first batch of rolling stock for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) will arrive in provincial metropolis in July as laying of track at depot at Dera Gujjaran has already commenced for parking these carriage. This was revealed by Commissioner Lahore Division Abdullah Khan Sunbal […]

Islamabad-Burhan Transmission line project Pakistan signs loan agreement with Japan

The governments of Japan and Pakistan signed a loan agreement amounting to Japanese Yen 2.665 billion (equivalent to $ 24 million) for implementation of ‘Islamabad-Burhan Transmission Line Reinforcement Project (phase-I).’ Ambassador of Japan Takashi Kurai and Anjum Assad Amin, Additional Secretary Economic Affairs Division (EAD), signed the loan documents. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, […]

Stealing Pakistan’s water, India speeds up construction of 100 dams

Under Modi-led Indian government, the hostilities between Pakistan and India are moving from bad to worse. Modi had threatened several times to scrap Indus Water treaty during recent election campaign in Punjab. As per latest developments, it has been learnt that India has practically waged water war on Pakistan. India has accelerated construction of 100 […]

Hi-rise opposed on heritage site

            Participants of a public hearing organised by Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) opposed environmental impact assessment (EIA) report of a 32-storey building on a heritage site. They argued it violates law – its construction would badly damage the old structure – a heritage site. It would also set a `bad precedent` and `ruin` other […]

Gas-based 1200mw power plant Okayed

Pakistan at the moment is looking for the low cost energy availability for residential and industrial sector and government is struggling hard to cope the situation of energy deficiency using all available resources. In this quest, an important meeting of the Provincial Cabinet was held in the chair of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif […]

Electricity generation sets new record

Ministry of Water and Power claimed that country’s electricity generation has touched a new record high at 17720MW at 3:00pm on 17-5-17. If the Ministry of Water and Power’s claim is accepted and compared with highest generation of 17430 MW recorded last year on June 19 during Ramazan, this shows that generation has increased by […]