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    Future Of Supply Chain Management In Pakistan

  • Oil supply chain disrupted, OCAC warns

    ISLAMABAD: The country’s oil supply chain might be choking up following the government’s abrupt decision to shut down furnace oil-based power plants that were feeding up to 8,000 megawatts into the system...

    This is “also affecting the availability of other products, namely petrol, high speed diesel and jet fuels — both JP-1 for Pakistan International Airlines and JP-8 for Pakistan Airforce”, the OCAC said...

  • Controversy over LNG supply chain deepens

    ISLAMABAD: A controversy over legal, administrative and commercial issues of the Liquefied Natural Gas supply chain has deepened as the new business completed almost six months of its opaque operations...

    Also read: Doubts about LNG supply in winterMeanwhile, two teams of the petroleum ministry — one headed by Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the other by Secretary Arshad Mirza — spent a busy weekend in Lahore and Islamabad...

  • Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

    SEOUL: Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone...

    While robust demand could help deliver another solid quarter of earnings, Samsung also risks missing out on potential sales if it cannot boost supply quickly...

  • Circular debt spills over into entire fuel supply chain

    ISLAMABAD: The chronic power sector circular debt has for the first time spilled massively over into the entire fuel supply chain, choking ports, refineries and down to railway bogies and tanker lorries...

    This was despite cancellation of a few import orders by the Pakistan State Oil...

  • Organising the meat supply chain

    PRICES of all types of meat have constantly been rising in the local retail market owing to a widening supply and demand gap defying the official numbers in the absence of a regular livestock census...

    Lack of organised meat farming is the main reason behind shortage of meat supply...

  • Pakistan must be made part of production chain: foreign minister

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that economic diplomacy is the need of the hour and called for concerted efforts to make Pakistan part of the global production chain...

    Also read: 'Pakistan first' at the core of new foreign policy, asserts Shah Mahmood Qureshi“If Pakistan is to develop on a sustainable basis; if Pakistan is to break the begging bowl once and for all; if we are to become an integral part of...

  • Opinion: Decentralised water management is the future of South Asia

    Water management is arriving, if it has not already, at a crossroads where long-established and successful approaches are deemed inadequate in meeting the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal targets...

    Large-scale, centralised infrastructure, which was the hallmark approach to water management in the last two centuries, has certainly allowed us to make great progress in urban water supply access, but progress on rural water supply...

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director dies

    LOS ANGELES: Movie director Tobe Hooper, best known for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Poltergeist horror films, died in California on Saturday, US media reported...

    Hooper, a native of Austin, Texas, was a college professor and documentary producer before branching out in 1974 to direct The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, one of the most influential films of the horror genre...

  • Students form human chain to pay tribute to teachers

    KARACHI: As part of World Teachers’ Day celebrations on Thursday, over 1,000 students of SMB Fatima Jinnah Govt Girls School paid a warm tribute to teachers across the country by forming a human chain message ‘Salam Ustaad’ in Urdu...

    A study by Alif Ailaan shows that in order to improve their effectiveness in classrooms, teachers require training, textbooks of high quality, a curriculum that is based on the learning needs of children...

  • Mumbai police force-feed thief over 40 bananas in bid to retrieve gold chain

    MUMBAI: Indian police successfully deployed an unusual technique to retrieve a gold chain that a thief had swallowed while officers were in hot pursuit ? they force-fed him more than 40 bananas...

    The man denied snatching the chain from a woman in the street in Mumbai and swallowed it in a desperate bid to conceal his crime last week, but hospital x-rays suggested otherwise...

  • 'Bombing at hospital was a mistake made by US chain of command'

    WASHINGTON: The deadly air strike that hit a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz was a mistake made within the US chain of command, the US Commander of International Forces in Afghanistan said on Tuesday...

    Read: US military air strike hits MSF hospital in Kunduz“To be clear, the decision to provide aerial fires was a US decision made within the US chain of command,” Campbell said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services...

  • 8 Indian indie booksellers who are bucking the trend of chain stores

    But twenty years down the line, the lovely spaces of the chain stores are cluttered with toys, chocolates and watches, and the independent bookshops are roaring back to life...

    Akshaya Rautaray, who earlier worked in a chain bookstore, and Satabdi Mishra, formerly a copywriter, wanted to take books to people who had little or no access to them...

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