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  • Foreign companies too eyeing rapid bus project contracts

    PESHAWAR: Eleven companies, including international and local joint ventures, have so far submitted bids for the proposed multi-billion dollars Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project...

    Bidding process to complete this month, groundbreaking likely next monthCentral Development Working Party, Ministry of Planning and Development’s clearing house for provincial projects exceeding Rs10 billion cost had cleared the project on technical...

  • Protest in Hyderabad over 20-hour power outages

    HYDERABAD: Residents of scores of localities took to the streets in protest against 20-hour power breakdowns and loadshedding following acute shortage of water for the fourth consecutive day on Monday...

    Carrying sticks and stones, they shouted slogans against Hesco and Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali...

  • Protest over ‘inflated’ power bills in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Thandi Sarak remained blocked and all other thoroughfares leading to it clogged with vehicles for hours as several hundred people took to the streets and assembled at Shahbaz Building on Monday against “inflated bills” sent to them by the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company...

    The outraged power consumers were mainly residents of Latifabad and wanted to register their strong protest with the Hesco superintending engineer, who...

  • Shops, vehicles attacked as power riots hit Hyderabad areas

    HYDERABAD: Riots hit several localities of Paretabad late on Monday evening following street protests over power outages continuing in the city for many days...

    The protesters had intermittently been taking to the streets in many areas of Hyderabad every day since the advent of Ramazan against excessive loadshedding and frequent outages which, according to them, had reduced the supply duration to merely a few hours a day...

  • Traders observe shutdown against persisting power outages in Hyderabad

    HYDERABAD: Tired of unannounced loadshedding, outages and breakdowns, consumers have accused officials of power utilities of being corrupt to the core and grossly inept in redressing their grievances...

    In Hyderabad, shopkeepers of wholesale pharmaceutical market staged a token strike by pulling down shutters of their shops for a couple of hours in protest against weeklong power breakdown in the market...

  • Residents suffer as prolonged power cuts continue in Karachi, Hyderabad

    KARACHI: The fragile transmission and distribution system of the K-Electric and Hyderabad Electric Supply Company remained affected on Tuesday as electricity played hide-and-seek till late in the night causing hardship and mental agony for millions of people, who already had to spend a sleepless night on Monday due to prolonged power failures following a brief spell of rain...

    While the call centres of the KE failed to give any...

  • Overbilling by power companies to be criminalised, NA told

    ISLAMABAD: Just like electricity theft, overbilling by power companies should also be considered a crime, and the government is working on legislation that would make overcharging consumers a criminal offence, Power Minister Awais Leghari told the National Assembly on Tuesday...

    The minister’s candour was a refreshing change from the stance traditionally adopted by his predecessor Khawaja Asif and Minister of State for Power Abid Sher...

  • ECC approves Rs41bn repayment for power distribution companies

    The Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the provision of a government guarantee by the Ministry of Finance for repayment of a loan as well as interest, for a syndicated term finance facility for the power sector amounting to Rs41 billion...

    The amount will be utilised for the purposes of funding the repayment liabilities of the Distribution Companies (Discos), through an arrangement between Power...

  • Sindh Assembly slams power companies over outages

    The high-handedness of K-Electric, Hyderabad and Sukkur Electric Power Companies was highlighted in the assembly when Karachi and Sukkur sizzled at 45 and 48 degrees Celsius, respectively...

    Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani said his residential area, too, faced power loadshedding...

  • Power companies accused of helping industry at cost of common man

    LAHORE: Accusing the power distribution companies of acting in “connivance with the industry” by carrying out unprecedented loadshedding at the cost of the common man and “causing embarrassment to the government” on the first of Ramazan, the Pakistan Electric Power Company issued show-cause notices to the chief executives of the companies on Monday...

    But it has been observed that your companies were still supplying power to the...

  • Govt rules out transfer of power companies to provinces

    ISLAMABAD: Expecting to get $5 billion in a year from the sale of state assets, the government said on Wednesday that conditional transfer of power distribution companies to provinces, particularly Sindh, was not acceptable...

    He told the Senate’s Standing Committee on Privatisation that the Sindh chief minister had recently written a letter to the prime minister asking him to hand over Sukkur and Hyderabad electric supply companies...

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