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  • Australia claims foiling ‘terror plot’ to bring down aeroplane

    SYDNEY: Australia has foiled an Islamist-inspired terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft with an improvised explosive device, authorities said on Sunday, after four people were arrested in raids across Sydney...

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the plot appeared to be “elaborate” rather than planned by a lone wolf, as security was strengthened at major domestic and international airports across the nation
  • Solar-powered aeroplane lands in New York City

    THE solar-powered aeroplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago in the UAE reached a milestone on Saturday, completing a trip across the US with a Statue of Liberty fly-by before landing in New York...

    The Solar Impulse 2’s wings, which stretch wider than those of a Boeing 747, are equipped with 17,000 solar cells that power propellers and charge batteries...

  • Plant, plant and plant some more

    There is much to do to mitigate the disastrous effects of future heatwaves in our cities and — as Pakistan currently ranks number eight in countries to be most affected by ‘Climate change’ — in all other urban and rural areas of our climatically diverse country too...

    Please discuss your exact requirements, size of planting / growing area, anticipated spread of tree roots / branches with your selected nursery so that you plant a...

  • Golen Gol hydro project may not benefit locals

    ISLAMABAD: The Rs30 billion worth of much-delayed Golen Gol Hydropower Project in Chitral District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is getting ready for power generation in about two months, however locals may not be able to consume the electricity owing to distribution constraints...

    Informed sources in the Power Division told Dawn on Tuesday that the first 36-megawatt unit of the project was nearing completion and expected to start generation...

  • Wapda seeks 80pc tariff hike to pay hydro profits to Punjab, KP

    The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) has sought more than 80 per cent increase in tariff to pay around Rs88 billion hydropower profit to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the next fiscal year...

    Wapda has a generation capacity of about 7,000-megawatt or almost one-third of the country’s total power generation...

  • Hydro-diplomacy

    WE are a hydro-society where historically our livelihoods, settlements, wealth and culture were defined and inspired by water...

    Despite the importance of water for Pakistan, we have transformed from a water-abundant state to one of ‘perceived’ scarcity...

  • ‘Hydro-diplomacy’

    APROPOS Usman Mirza’s article ‘Hydro-diplomacy’ (July 5)...

    Pakistan is facing a shortfall of around 40MAF (million acre-feet) today which may rise to 100MAF by 2025...

  • Troubled waters: India fast-tracks hydro projects in held Kashmir

    India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in India-held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies...

    The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on...

  • India fast-tracks hydro projects in held Kashmir

    NEW DELHI: India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in held Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies...

    The swift approval of projects that had languished for years came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested last year that sharing the waterways could be conditional on...

  • Wapda to contribute Rs271bn to hydro projects from its revenue

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Autho­rity (Wapda) will contribute Rs271 billion as equity for three mega hydropower ­projects, it has emerged...

    This followed after the authority completed three previous much-delayed hydro­­­power projects under a fast-track policy and ­generated nearly Rs80bn in revenue...

  • $425m sought for Swat hydro projects

    The proposed funding by the WB will be the first engagement with the KP government in the hydropower sector through its executing agency, Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation (PEDO), which has some experience of working with the Asian Development Bank that has financed two small projects of 17MW and 3MW for administering international financing institutions funds and complying with their requirements regarding environmental and social...

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