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  • More than just a game: India face Pakistan in World Cup battle royale

    Virat Kohli will have history on his side when India take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a World Cup blockbuster on Sunday — a clash that is always more than just a game of cricket...

    Pakistan toured India in 2012/13 for a series of one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches but they have not faced each other outside of a multi-nation tournament since
  • Casa-1000 breakthrough

    From an elusive dream a few years ago, the Central Asia South Asia electricity import project for supplying surplus central Asian power in the summers to Afghanistan and Pakistan — codenamed Casa-1000 — seems to be nearing reality...

    Last Thursday, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet approved in principle the signing of the master agreement and the power purchase agreement of the Casa-1000...

  • CASA-1000 project will generate 1,000MW electricity for Pakistan: PM

    The CASA-1000 project will help generate electricity in Pakistan and Afghanistan, said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday as he addressed the Quadrilateral Session of CASA-1000 conference on the final day of his visit to Tajikistan, Radio Pakistan reported...

    "Pakistan needs energy for its socio-economic development and [to] run its industrial sector to its full potential," said PM Nawaz, adding that the CASA-1000 project would...

  • Planning Commission opposes Casa power project

    ISLAMABAD: As US-backed projects for transnational energy imports from Central Asia gain momentum, the Planning Commission has opposed the Casa-1000 project and described it as expensive, against development of domestic energy resources and the West’s “handsome parting gift to Afghanistan at Pakistan’s expense”...

    The Planning Commission’s strong opposition to the multi-billion-dollar project – Central Asia-South Asia (Casa-1000) –...

  • PM to attend CASA power project launching ceremony on 12th

    ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be joining leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan on May 12 to launch construction of much-awaited CASA-1000 electricity transmission project connecting four nations...

    He said the Foreign Office of Pakistan had conveyed confirmation that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would attend the launching ceremony of CASA-1000MW power import project, to be held near Dushanbe...

  • Pakistan wants early implementation of CASA-1000, Tajik president told

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan desires an early implementation of CASA-1000 power project — a project of regional energy cooperation among Tajikistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon Thursday...

    He said Pakistan wants an early implementation of CASA-1000 project, which is an important project to help overcome energy shortage in the country...

  • PM Nawaz, C. Asian leaders inaugurate CASA-1000 power project in Tajikistan

    DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday attended the inauguration ceremony of the Central Asia South Asia (CASA-1000) transmission line near Dushanbe in Tajikistan on Thursday, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Know more: Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to boost energy cooperationPakistan, Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan ? the world’s third largest producer of hydroelectric power ? have been pursuing the development of...

  • CASA-1000 to help end power outages: PM

    ISLAMABAD: The Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and Trade Project (CASA-1000) will help overcome power load-shedding in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday...

    “The role of CASA-1000 is important in redressing the power shortages in Pakistan,” he said during a meeting with Kyrgyzstan’s Minister for Economy Kojoshev Arzybek Orozbekovich at the Prime Minister’s House...

  • Russia to join CASA-1000, set up 600MW plant in Jamshoro

    According to an official privy to the meeting, the visiting delegation was informed that the transmission line of Central Asia-South Asia (CASA-1000) will remain idle during October and April every year because of a decline in hydropower generation in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan...

    “Pakistan invited the Russian Federation to join CASA-1000 for the non-hydel part, as there is room for the transmission of electricity from October to...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

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