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  • Election of nazims, naib nazims on 30th

    PESHAWAR: The formation of three-tier local bodies system in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa entered its final stage as Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday fixed August 30 for the elections of nazims and naib-nazims of all the district, town and tehsil councils in the province...

  • End to ban on tree harvesting, transportation demanded

    PESHAWAR: The Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad has called upon the provincial government to lift the five-year long ban on the transportation and harvesting of windfall and dry standing trees in Malakand and Hazara regions...

    The participants examined different forest related issues and expressed concern about the government’s ban on transportation of windfall and dry trees marked by the forest department but dumped along the roadside in...

  • Self-driving boats: The next tech transportation race

    Self-driving cars may not hit the road in earnest for many years but autonomous boats could be just around the pier...

    Spurred in part by the car industry's race to build driverless vehicles, marine innovators are building automated ferry boats for Amsterdam canals, cargo ships that can steer themselves through Norwegian fjords and remote-controlled ships to carry containers across the Atlantic and Pacific
  • ‘Pipeline is the cheapest and safest mode for oil transportation’

    KARACHI: The country needs to minimise oil supply via road and move towards pipeline transportation in the long term, and in the meantime the government must ensure existing vehicles comply with necessary safety standards, an official of the Oil Companies Advisory Council (OCAC) said...

    “Pipeline is the cheapest, safest and securest mode of [petrol, oil and lubricants] POL transportation, but Pakistan has not been able to transform...

  • Railways signs fuel transportation pact with PSO

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways and the Ministry of Petroleum signed a fuel transportation agreement under which the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) will transport at least 2 million tonnes of fuel every year based on the demand placed by the Ministry of Water and Power...

    The agreement will increase fuel transportation activity of the railways...

  • Committees formed to resolve oil transportation issue, review Ogra regulations

    ISLAMABAD: The government has constituted a number of committees for fast-track resolution of issues relating to transportation of petroleum products and suggesting amendments to safety regulations of the oil sector regulator...

    “This report will clearly spell out as to which of the rules can be implemented immediately, which require time to fulfil and which rules need to be amended,” said a communication sent to the entire supply...

  • PIA offers free transportation of relief goods

    RAWALPINDI: In view of the devastating earthquake that shook the country on Monday, Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has offered free transportation of relief goods from domestic and international destinations if the federal government and the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) demand it...

    Jaffer, the meeting assessed the situation and discussed the possibility of establishing collection points for relief goods and...

  • S. Korea offers grant for transportation, water projects in KP

    PESHAWAR: South Korean Ambassador Sung-Kyu Kwak visited the provincial capital on Friday along with his country’s entrepreneurs and offered grants for water and sanitation, transportation, and rural and urban development projects in the province...

    According to an official statement issued here on Friday, the Korean delegation held meetings with senior minister and tourism minister Atif Khan, finance minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and...

  • PTI to give uplift funds to nazims instead of MNAs, MPAs: Imran

    LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has plans to set a tradition of devolving development funds to the local government (LG) representatives unlike the incumbent government’s usage of development funds to buy MNAs and MPAs...

    “The PTI after coming into power will not give development funds even to its party parliamentarians,” said PTI chief Imran Khan while referring Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s plan of distributing...

  • Nine PTI candidates elected district nazims in KP

    PESHAWAR: Candidates of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf were elected on Sunday nazims in nine districts of Khyber Pakhtun­khwa, followed by the Jamaat-i-Islami which bagged the posts in four and the PML-N in three...

    The PTI had absolute majority in only a few districts where it did not require support of any other party...

  • Nazims of five Peshawar councils set up joint office in tent

    PESHAWAR: Nazims of five neighbourhood councils in the provincial metropolis have set up a joint tent office for running their local government’s day-to-day affairs to record their protest against the provincial government’s failure to provide them proper buildings or sufficient rent to hire buildings for their offices even after passage of seven months to their elections...

    The frustrated nazims and councillors of these local...

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