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  • Rs11.3 per unit tariff approved for Nandipur project

    3 per unit for the 425MW Nandipur Power Project, expected to become operational by the end of next month...

    In doing so, the regulator put on record that during the tenure of the previous federal government, the law and justice ministry was responsible for delaying the project for about four years during which period the project cost increased by about 160 per cent — from $329 million to $847m...

  • 4th Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project unit begins operation

    LAHORE: The fourth and last unit of the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP) was synchronised with national grid on Monday after it started generating over 200 megawatts on a trial basis...

    During the project’s trial run, the unit will be tested on various loads ranging up to 242MW...

  • Unit set up to facilitate project investments

    ISLAMABAD: The Board of Investment (BoI) has established a specialised Project Management Unit (PMU) to facilitate Chinese and foreign investments in Pakistan...

    The unit will be a coordinating body for collecting and disseminating the technical and other necessary information amongst all stakeholders and keep intervening in the planning and development of state-of-the-art special economic, export processing and industrial zones...

  • ‘Management committees be made part of Green Pakhtunkhwa Project’

    PESHAWAR: The people of forest areas in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has urged the government to make the joint forest management committees part of the Green Pakhtunkhwa Project for better results...

    They appreciated the Green Pakhtunkhwa Project, which has reforestation as one of its objectives, but demanded that the FFMCs be made part of the project for better results...

  • $35m project to improve water management, agriculture

    ISLAMABAD: The board of Green Climate Fund (GCF) on Sunday approved financing of $35 million for a project of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations to transform the Indus River Basin by improving agriculture and water management to make the vital food-producing region more resilient to climate change...

    The approval of the first FAO-led GCF project in Asia at the board’s meeting in Songdo, South Korea, is...

  • Pakistan very strong unit in T20s: Maxwell

    ABU DHABI: Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell is eagerly looking forward to taking on Pakistan in the three-match Twenty20 series starting in the UAE tomorrow...

    We had a good T20 tri-series against Pakistan and Zimbabwe [earlier this year]...

  • Pakistan's Financial Monitoring Unit signs deal with UK to counter money laundering, terror financing

    A delegation headed by FMU Director General Mansoor Siddiqui signed the agreement with the United Kingdom's Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) while on a visit to the UK...

    A press release issued on the occasion stated that the FMU in Pakistan and the FIU in the UK had signed an MoU for the establishment of a channel facilitating the efficient exchange of financial intelligence...

  • Company linked to PM’s Digital Pakistan unit stirs controversy

    KARACHI: A company related to the Digital Pakistan initiative — a brainchild of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government — has stirred a controversy on social media, questioning the involvement of Tania Aidrus, the premier’s special aide leading the initiative, who is among the board of directors of the related company...

    Prime Minister Khan had launched the Digital Pakistan programme on Dec 5 last year and named Ms Aidrus, a Google...

  • Pakistan, Iran sign MoU for improved border management

    Pakistan and Iran signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Sunday to improve the situation at the border between the two countries, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Both sides expressed their determination to prevent the smuggling of drugs, intrusion of illegal immigrants and the use of their respective soils for terrorism, Radio Pakistan said...

  • Pakistan to work with Kabul, Delhi on water management

    ISLAMABAD: The government is seeking a joint mechanism with India and Afghanistan for joint watershed management and trans-boundary aquifer sharing to minimise the negative impact of development projects of neighbours...

    Watershed management relates to the land and water management practices that can help protect and imp­rove the water quality, while aquifer refers to the underground layer of rock or minerals that holds water...

  • Pakistan, Iran to boost cooperation on management of border: FO

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran emphasised strengthened cooperation for better border management as their newly formed border commission became functional...

    They also agreed on the need to prevent border violations,” the Foreign Office said on Wednesday about the two-day meeting of the Pakistan-Iran Higher Border Commission that began in Tehran on Monday...

  • Pakistan awaits Afghanistan's response over border management, says FO

    ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan has so far not responded to the measures taken by Pakistan to implement a border management system at the Torkham border in order to curb the flow of undocumented travellers, Foreign Office spokesman Nafeez Zakaria said on Thursday...

    Editorial: Border managementEarlier on Wednesday, the Pakistani authorities had made the management system operational on one of the main border crossings between Pakistan and...

  • Pakistan Super League management increases tickets quota for public

    Pakistan Super League (PSL) administration has decided to increase the quantity of tickets available to the general public for final match after witnessing the enthusiasm of cricket fans...

    On Wednesday, as ticket sales for the Pakistan Super League final began, desperate fans had to rush to local banks to book seats after the quota allotted for e-tickets sold out within hours...

  • Pakistan elected to IAMRA management committee

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been elected member at large to the management committee of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA) during the 12th IAMRA international conference being held in Melbourne, Australia from September 20 to 23...

    Pakistan has been an international leader in the registration of practitioners in medical education...

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