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  • Soybean vessel at Karachi Port to be shifted to Port Qasim as source of toxic gas remains elusive

    A vessel carrying a soybean shipment will be shifted from Karachi Port to Port Qasim, said Karachi Port Trust (KPT) spokesperson Mohammad Shariq on Wednesday after the government was advised to consider the "exposure to soybean dust" as a cause for breathing difficulties being faced by the residents of Karachi's Keamari area...

    A letter sent to Karachi Commissioner Iftikhar Shallwani by the International Centre for Chemical and...

  • Satellite yields stunning 3-D map of Milky Way

    PARIS: Europe’s Gaia satellite has produced a “stunning” 3-D map, published on Wednesday, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, complete with their distance from Earth, their colour, and their motion through space...

    Its first map was published in September 2016, with about 1...

  • Licence for ferry between Karachi and Port Qasim issued

    KARACHI: The licence for the first ferry service — which will initially run between Karachi and Port Qasim — was issued by the ports and shipping ministry on Monday to Swat Shipping (pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)...

    He explained that initially the ferry service would operate between Karachi and Port Qasim and if the venture was successful, it would be extended to other regional ports... ...

  • Centre, Sindh at odds over Port Qasim coal plant

    ISLAMABAD: A disagreement between the centre and the Sindh government over acquisition of land for the $2 billion Port Qasim Coal Power Project (PQCPP), which is holding up the establishment of the power plant which is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), appears to revolve round legal and constitutional provisions...

    According to Senator Mushahid Hussain, the centre claimed that under the 1973 Constitution, Port Qasim...

  • ‘Port Qasim set to become energy hub’

    KARACHI: Port Qasim is set to become country’s energy hub with the addition of three more Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminals, said Port Qasim Authority (PQA) Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar in a conversation with Dawn...

    The third is a possibility that a consortium of Pakistan GasPort Consortium Limited (PGLP) and Fauji Foundation will set up another LNG terminal at Port Qasim while its first terminal with a capacity of 600mscfd is expected...

  • New channel for LNG vessels at Port Qasim

    KARACHI: Growing traffic of ships, particularly vessels loaded with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), warranted the need for an additional channel which the authority is now planning to develop, Port Qasim Authority Chairman Agha Jan Akhtar said on Tuesday...

    As a safety measure, currently PQA stops general movement of all ships when a vessel loaded with LNG arrives or leaves the port, causing delays, he said...

  • Bilawal ups the ante against PM amid Port Qasim controversy

    KARACHI: Just a day after rejecting the prime minister’s proposed mechanism for a judicial inquiry into the Panama Papers allegations, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari accused Nawaz Sharif on Saturday of “selling out national assets to leaders of his own party and their business branches”...

    Expressing solidarity with the Port Qasim workers who are protesting against the proposed privatisation of port berths, he assured them that...

  • Port Qasim to have two more LNG terminals

    KARACHI: Two more liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals will be set up at the Port Qasim with a cumulative capacity of one billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) said on Tuesday...

    He added that a coal terminal at the port would also start functioning by the end of this year and it would cater to the needs of power plants located at Port Qasim only...

  • $600m coal-powered plant at Port Qasim

    KARACHI: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has issued a Letter of Support (LOS) to Siddiqsons Energy Limited for establishment of a 350MW imported coal-fired power project at Port Qasim, a press release said...

  • Port Qasim to get $25m bulk storage terminal

    KARACHI: A bulk liquid storage and handling terminal with an estimated investment of $25 million is being built at Port Qasim by Fauji Oil Terminal and Distribution Company (FOTCO) in a joint venture with Trans Group...

    Fauji Foundation Managing Director, Lt Gen (retired) Khalid Nawaz Khan and Port Qasim Authority (PQA) Chairman, Agha Jan Akhtar performed the groundbreaking of the Fauji Trans Terminal Limited (FTTL) at Port Qasim on...

  • Sepa rejects EIA report of Port Qasim’s Rs13bn coal project

    KARACHI: How inaptly the government deals with mega projects of ‘national importance’ came to light on Tuesday when strong opposition from stakeholders at a public hearing forced the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) to reject the environmental impact assessment (EIA) report of a Rs13 billion project and order its new evaluation...

    5-kilomtres-long coal conveying system and a coal yard in the north-western industrial zone...

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