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  • Atlas to invest $220m in power project

    KARACHI: Atlas Powergen has been selected through the recently concluded International Competitive Bidding (ICB) process by the government for the 220 MW Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) based power project with an investment of $220 million...

    The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) officially declared Atlas Powergen as the winner of the ICB bid...

  • Honda Atlas jacks up prices

    KARACHI: Honda Atlas Cars Ltd (HACL) on Friday increased the price of various vehicles by Rs260,000- 425,000, effective from Jun 24, due to recent rupee devaluation and negative exchange rate impacts...

    The company has informed its authorised dealers that from July 1, any government taxes (federal excise duty, customs duties etc) will be added to these new prices...

  • Atlas Honda raises bike prices

    KARACHI: Atlas Honda Ltd (AHL) has increased bike prices by Rs1,000-1,600 despite low cost of import on account of improving rupee strength against the dollar in the last seven months...

    A dealer said the new pri­ces would be effective from April 1 and like past practice, the company did not give any reason for price hike...

  • Chinese company interested in setting up steel plant in Punjab

    LAHORE: A Chinese company on Wednesday expres­­sed interest in establishing a steel mill with a million tonne capacity in Punjab during a meeting with the Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT)...

    A ten-member delegation of Ansteel International Trading Company met with Minister for Mines and Minerals, Chaudhry Sher Ali Khan, Minister for Indus­tries, Choudhry Shafique, PBIT Chairman Abdul Basit and PBIT CEO Amena Cheema at the...

  • Egypt’s engineering feat

    EGYPT has built a new Suez canal, 72 kilometers in length alongside the existing canal...

    The new canal is much wider and deeper to accommodate very large vessels
  • Girls grab top positions in intermediate pre-engineering and general science exams

    KARACHI: Girls bagged all the top positions in the annual Pre-Engineering and General Science Part-II exams as the Board of Intermediate Education Karachi (BIEK) announced their results at the Sir Syed Government Degree Girls Science College here on Monday...

    Sidra, too, said she wanted to study software engineering and was looking forward to getting admission in the National University of Sciences and Technology or Comsats...

  • ‘Engineering research’

    THIS is apropos Sumamah Hamidullah’s letter ‘Engineering research’ (March 9)...

    No one will deny that there is a lack of research culture in Pakistan, otherwise there wouldn’t have been loadshedding...

  • PAC orders blacklisting of engineering firm

    The Engineering Consultant Inter­national Limited (ECIL) had designed Shershah bridge in Karachi which collapsed soon after its inauguration in 2008...

    The report said prequalification of the contractors was not done in accordance with rules and the contractor did not complete designs as per contract provision and designs of air traffic control and fire crash rescue buildings were also not finalised timely which caused the delay in...

  • Turnaround in engineering business

    Nothing could have been a better gift for the shareholders of Thal Limited on its 50th anniversary than the sharp rise in the sales of its engineering segment on the back of recent turnaround in the fortunes of the domestic automobile industry...

    Thal is a diversified conglomerate having manufacturing facilities in Karachi (engineering products like car air-conditioners, radiators, wiring systems and engine components), Muzafarrgarh...

  • Unified body for road, traffic engineering envisaged

    LAHORE: There is a plan to establish a provincial body under which all departments concerned will jointly plan management or engineering of roads and traffic, having district level facilitation centres to enforce its decisions and help people through the DCO offices...

    At present, eight government departments are separately handling management, engineering of roads and traffic laws enforcement...

  • Karachi’s political re-engineering

    From his base in London, he still maintains contact with his supporters in Pakistan and across the world...

    The party leadership in Pakistan may have dissociated itself from him and removed his name from the party constitution as the supreme leader whose decision could not be challenged...

  • 100 more seats in engineering

    LAHORE: At least 100 seats have been added to engineering institutions of Punjab this year for BSc Engineering and BS Technology courses, says University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Fazal Ahmad Khalid...

    The number of seats would further be increased next year in consultation with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and the Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC), Prof Khalid told newsmen after visiting...

  • ITU engineering students face recognition issue

    LAHORE: The Information Technology University (ITU) has launched a degree programme in engineering without the approval of a relevant body...

    The varsity in 2013 started a four-year electrical engineering programme without getting it recognised from the Pakistan Engineering Council...

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