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  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    This is the third vessel in a short period of two months that called at the country’s port for unloading military hardware and trucks...

  • 600 rice containers from Pakistan held up at Kenyan port

    LAHORE: At least 600 containers of Pakistani rice are stuck up at Kenyan ports as the customs authorities there have subjected the consignment to 100 per cent scrutiny and verification against the norms...

    Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) Chairman Sameeullah Chaudhry says the Kenya Bureau of Standards and Customs started full verification and sampling of rice containers reaching Mombasa port, Kenya, for inspecting...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • Handover of Gwadar port

    After years of languishing, Gwadar port is finally set to be handed over to a credible operator who has signalled a willingness to also invest in the associated infrastructure to bring the facility into operation...

    Thus far the port is handling less than 3pc of the cargo that Karachi does between its two harbours...

  • Centre, Sindh at odds over Port Qasim coal plant

    ISLAMABAD: A disagreement between the centre and the Sindh government over acquisition of land for the $2 billion Port Qasim Coal Power Project (PQCPP), which is holding up the establishment of the power plant which is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), appears to revolve round legal and constitutional provisions...

    According to Senator Mushahid Hussain, the centre claimed that under the 1973 Constitution, Port Qasim...

  • Country’s biggest port set to begin trial run

    KARACHI: After a delay of about six years, the country’s biggest port strategically located at the eastern side of the Karachi port with a capacity of handling mother ships is set to begin test operations in the first week of next month...

    As per details made available to Dawn, terminal operator South Asia Pakistan Terminals (SAPT) of the Pakistan Deep Water Container Port (PDWCP) has taken the initiative of expediting the process of...

  • India seeks early start of Chabahar port operations

    NEW DELHI: India is looking to begin interim operations at a port in southeast Iran, officials say, proceeding cautiously on developing the facility at a time when the Trump administration has laid an aggressive new approach toward Tehran...

    India has committed $500 million to the Chabahar port that it is building as a way to bypass Pakistan and crack open a trade and transport route to landlocked Afghanistan, as well as the...

  • ‘Port Qasim set to become energy hub’

    KARACHI: Port Qasim is set to become country’s energy hub with the addition of three more Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, said Port Qasim Authority (PQA) Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar in a conversation with Dawn...

    The third is a possibility that a consortium of Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGLP) and Fauji Foundation will set up another LNG terminal at Port Qasim while its first terminal with a capacity of 600mscfd is expected...

  • Karachi port poised for massive infrastructure upgrade

    Talking to Dawn in his camp office at Pakistan National Shipping Company (PNSC), the minister said the board of the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) has approved the construction of an elevated expressway that will connect the Pakistan Deep-Water Container Terminal (PDWCT), East Wharf and West Wharf to Northern Bypass...

    The policy allowed a ferry service from Pakistan to Iran, Dubai and Muscat...

  • New channel for LNG vessels at Port Qasim

    KARACHI: Growing traffic of ships, particularly vessels loaded with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), warranted the need for an additional channel which the authority is now planning to develop, Port Qasim Authority Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar said on Tuesday...

    As a safety measure, currently PQA stops general movement of all ships when a vessel loaded with LNG arrives or leaves the port, causing delays, he said...

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