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  • Public toilet finder app to be launched in KP

    PESHAWAR: An app is going to be launched on Nov 19 to help people, particularly tourists, find public toilets across the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province...

    This was announced by Imranullah Mohmand, assistant coordinator of water and sanitation services cell (W&SC) of local government department, while briefing Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Science and Technology, Kamran Bangash, here
  • NA body asks Nepra to address overbilling complaints

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Monday directed the electricity regulator to establish its sub-offices at the district level within three months to address complaints of consumers...

    The committee directed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) to establish offices in each district of the country so that consumers could register complaints in their district...

  • Pakistan urges world community to address conflicts in Mideast

    UNITED NATIONS: Saying that the Arab spring had turned into a “cold and forbidding winter”, Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi made an impassioned plea to the world community to address the region’s several conflicts, especially Palestine...

    Pakistan urged the Security Council to adopt a resolution establishing the parameters of a Palestinian State, set a timeline for ending occupation and launch a new peace process to take...

  • China hopes Pakistan, Afghanistan will properly address border issue

    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday hoped that both Pakistan and Afghanistan would properly address the border issue and jointly uphold peace and stability...

    ”“As a close neighbour to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Chinese side hopes that the two sides will properly address the relevant issue,” he added...

  • EU agrees to address Pakistan's deportation concerns

    ISLAMABAD: The European Union has agreed to address Pakis­tan’s concerns which have led to suspension of Pak-EU readmission agreement on migrants...

    The visiting Commissioner Migration of the EU, Dimitris Avramopoulos, during a meeting with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here on Monday assured him that deportees from Europe would now be sent to Pakistan under a clearly defined standard operating procedure...

  • Pakistan boosting capacity to address climate change: Nisar

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan is strengthening its institutional structures to step up action to stave off the most drastic effects of climate change, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the international community here...

    Speaking after the signing of the Paris climate agreement at the UN General Assembly, he said Pakistan would establish a climate change council and climate change authority, adding that more than five per...

  • 'Pakistan will address Indian missile test at international level'

    ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, in an apparent response to India's supersonic interceptor missile test, said on Monday that Pakistan would address the development at an international level, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Expressing concern over India's missile test, Aziz said it will disturb the balance of power in the region, and added that Pakistan will continue to upgrade its defensive...

  • We see Pakistan as 'a terrorist state': India replies to Nawaz's UNGA address

    NEW YORK: India, exercising its Right of Reply to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's United Nations General Assembly (UN) address, levelled serious allegations against Pakistan in its rebuttal, terming it a 'terrorist state', which Pakistan in a reply to India strongly rejected...

    Nawaz Sharif had in his speech maintained that Pakistan wants peace with India but it is "not possible without resolving the Kashmir issue"...

  • World Bank asked to make India address Pakistan’s concerns on dam

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday expressed concern over the upcoming inauguration of Kishanganga Hydroelectric Project (KHEP) and called on World Bank (WB) to push India to address Pakistani concerns...

    “Pakistan believes that the inauguration of the project without the resolution of the dispute is tantamount to violation of the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT),” an official statement said...

  • Nepra issues show-cause notice to KE over repeated violations

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday issued a show-cause notice to K-Electric (KE), Karachi's chief power distributor, over repeated violations of its privatisation agreement and licence conditions...

    DawnNews reported that the show-cause notice was issued after the findings of a report issued by Nepra's five-member fact-finding committee held KE responsible for failing to supply uninterrupted...

  • Nepra fines power company for delays in submission of data

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) imposed on Monday a fine of Rs1 million on the Central Power Purchase Agency (CPPA), also known as the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), for failing to provide information needed for monthly fuel price adjustments within the stipulated time...

    “NTDC/CPPA has deliberately violated the authority’s directions regarding the submission of fuel price...

  • Nepra ‘reviewing’ cost hike for Nandipur power project

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has admitted for second review under political pressure a request by a government-owned generation company to enhance the cost of Nandipur Power Project by 55 per cent to Rs65 billion...

    In April last year, Nepra had approved the 30-year tariff at Rs11...

  • Nepra issues show-cause notice to K-Electric

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) issued a show-cause notice to the K-Electric on Friday for “its consistent failure to fulfil service obligations, inability to comply with prudent utility practices” and for misleading the regulator...

    The show-cause notice was issued to the utility in exercise of powers under sections 28 and 29 of the Nepra Act, said the regulator’s spokesperson who switched off the...

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