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  • Bin Qasim SEZ investors demand provision of amenities

    ISLAMABAD: Investors at the Bin Qasim Industrial Park (BQIP), a specialised economic zone (SEZ), have complained to the federal government that attracting new investments would remain fruitless unless commitments made to existing investors are fulfilled...

    “As per Section 27(i) of the SEZ Act 2012, it is the responsibility of the federal and provincial government to ensure provision of electricity, gas and other utilities to the...

  • Licence for ferry between Karachi and Port Qasim issued

    KARACHI: The licence for the first ferry service — which will initially run between Karachi and Port Qasim — was issued by the ports and shipping ministry on Monday to Swat Shipping (pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)...

    He explained that initially the ferry service would operate between Karachi and Port Qasim and if the venture was successful, it would be extended to other regional ports... ...

  • Soybean vessel at Karachi Port to be shifted to Port Qasim as source of toxic gas remains elusive

    A vessel carrying a soybean shipment will be shifted from Karachi Port to Port Qasim, said Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesperson Mohammad Shariq on Wednesday after the government was advised to consider the "exposure to soybean dust" as a cause for breathing difficulties being faced by the residents of Karachi's Keamari area...

    A letter sent to Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani by the International Centre for Chemical and...

  • 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...

  • YB Group, Sapphire to set up LNG terminal at Port Qasim

    KARACHI: The boards of Younus Brothers Group and Sapphire Group have announced their investment plans for Energas LNG terminal to be developed at Port Qasim, a press release issued on Tuesday said...

    The investment decision is expected to give momentum to future resource development plans of the shareholders, which include Mian Karim, sponsors of the 225MW Halmore Power Generation Company...

  • ‘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...

  • 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...

    In order to meet the needs of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Pakistan Railways is also laying down a dual rail track from Port Qasim up to Pipri along with a road network, he...

  • ‘Bagh Ibne Qasim uplift under way at full pace’

    KARACHI: Restoration and rehabilitation work at the Bagh Ibne Qasim is going on at full swing and soon it will be completed after which it will be opened to public, said city mayor Waseem Akhtar on Sunday...

    Briefing the media persons after a visit to the garden, he said that Bagh Ibne Qasim spread over 130 acres was the biggest park in the metropolis and being near the seaside it had special attraction for the Karachiites, who along...

  • KMC begins facelift of Bagh Ibne Qasim: mayor

    KARACHI: Mayor Wasim Akhtar on Friday visited Bagh Ibne Qasim and said Karachi Metropolitan Corpo­ration had launched the long-ignored park’s facelift project to make it a favourite spot for families...

    “We have begun work on the facelift of Bagh Ibne Qasim with 200 of our staff working on it...

  • No longer interested in taking over Bagh Ibn-i-Qasim, Bahria Town tells SHC

    After the Sindh High Court (SHC) extended a restraining order against the handover of Bagh Ibn-i-Qasim to Bahria Town, the real estate giant on Tuesday informed the court that it was not interested in taking over the park for maintenance purposes if the matter remained disputed...

    He also submitted before a two-judge bench of the SHC that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation did not have locus standi in the case, as the park was under...

  • Bahria Town not to take over Bagh Ibne Qasim if dispute persists, SHC told

    KARACHI: While the provincial government on Monday justified before the Sindh High Court its decision to hand over Bagh Ibne Qasim to Bahria Town, the real estate giant informed the court that it was no longer interested in taking over the iconic park for maintenance purpose if the matter remained disputed...

    He also submitted before a two-judge bench of the SHC that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation did not have locus standi in...

  • SHC extends restraining order on handover of Bagh Ibn-i-Qasim to Bahria Town

    Extending its restraining order against the handover of Bagh Ibn-i-Qasim to property developer Bahria Town, the Sindh High Court on Tuesday put off hearing a set of petitions against the provincial government and the real estate giant...

    He also submitted before a two-judge bench of the SHC that the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation did not have locus standi in the case, as the park was under the administrative control of the District...

  • PPP smells a rat in cases against Qasim, Bangash

    LAHORE: While PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has termed the arrest of party’s Punjab chapter former president Qasim Zia a “calculated move to discredit political leaders”, its Senator Saifullah Khan Bangash has vowed to take the matter of his son’s arrest by National Accountability Bureau to the Senate...

    They smell rat in the cases against Qasim Zia and Shaukatullah Bangash...

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