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    Abdullah Pur Faisalabad Underpass Junkyard

  • A project junkyard

    Like other developing countries, Pakistan has been a consistent recipient of foreign loans and assistance in the form of project and programme loans and grants for social and economic development objectives through budgetary and balance-of-payments support...

    Programme loans are generally sought for achieving broad development and economic objectives like reforms while project loans are secured for specific projects and services when...
  • PM approves 'Pur-aman Balochistan' programme in Quetta

    QUETTA: Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday presided over a meeting of the Balochistan apex committee and approved the ‘Pur-aman Balochistan’ programme for the return of the angry Baloch into the national mainstreamThe apex committee meeting reviewed the overall security situation in the insurgency-hit province, the 'Pur-aman Balochistan' programme and progress on the National Action Plan...

  • Chief Afghan peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah says US troops pulling out too soon

    Afghanistan’s chief peace envoy Abdullah Abdullah said on Saturday that the United States' decision to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan has come too soon, as his country is still struggling to attain peace and security amid an ongoing conflict...

    In an interview with The Associated Press, Abdullah also described as “shocking” an Australian military report that found evidence that elite Australian troops unlawfully killed 39...

  • Chaubacha underpass misses deadline

    LAHORE: The Chaubacha underpass, meant to ease flow of traffic on the Canal Road between Dharampura and Mughalpura, has missed its deadline, at least by a month, if the claims of the contractors are to be believed...

    He says one only has to look at the parallel project only two kilometers upstream, where an expansion of the road is going on, with no underpass or overhead, but that is also being delayed as much this one...

  • Submarine Chowrangi underpass being constructed on ‘fast track’

    KARACHI: Work on the Submarine Chowrangi underpass, a Rs707 million project, has quickened during the last few days...

    He had set July 20 for the inauguration of the underpass near Drigh Road, named after slain PPP activist Munawwar Soharwardi, and the officials concerned had been active enough to ensure its completion and inauguration on July 23...

  • How not to construct an underpass

    FAISALABAD: Cracks have appeared in a wall of the Jhal Khanuana underpass and water is seeping from different points days after its ‘completion’...

    The district administration denies leakage in the underpass wall and claims the situation arising out of “canal spillover” has been controlled...

  • Proposal for Gujrat underpass to be sent to govt

    GUJRAT: The district coordination committee is going to send a proposal to the Punjab government for the construction of an underpass at the Sain Raja railway crossing, connecting GT Road with the bypass...

    Gujrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GTCCI) President Mian Muhammad Ijaz termed the approval of the underpass a welcome move since the project had been a demand of the chamber for the last eight years...

  • ‘Golimar underpass to open on Jan 15’

    KARACHI: City Mayor Waseem Akhtar on Saturday said the construction work of the Golimar underpass would be completed by Jan 15, which would end regular snarl-ups at the Golimar intersection the citizens had endured for years...

    “Once this underpass is opened the areas in the surroundings would be rid of traffic jams,” said Mr Akhtar while speaking to the media after inspecting the development work of the underpass...

  • Beautification of Committee Chowk underpass begins

    RAWALPINDI: The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has started work on the beautification of Committee Chowk underpass on Murree Road and is installing lights on the walls...

    A year ago, after the construction of the metro bus track, the National Logistic Cell had installed ceramic tiles on the walls of the underpass and the PHA is now working on improving it by installing light patterns on the walls...

  • SHC suspends private firm’s permit to construct Green Line underpass

    KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday suspended the work permit issued by the federal authorities to a private firm engaged in the construction work of an underpass near the Quaid’s mausoleum for the Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) till May 31...

    A private firm, Al-Noor Builders and Construction Hub limited, instituted a lawsuit in the SHC stating that the procedure of tendering for the construction of the underpass was...

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