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  • Great great great! Stunning win helps Windies smile again

    MUMBAI: West Indies captain Darren Sammy said he hopes to help Caribbean fans smile again by completing a unique hat-trick at the World Twenty20 after stunning India to reach the final...

    An emotional Sammy said the West Indies had their backs to the wall before shocking India by seven wickets to emulate their women's team, who also won their semi-final hours earlier...

  • Bill on organ, tissue transplant passed

    ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat on Wednesday passed a bill titled ‘The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill 2014’ without any objections...

    The meeting was chaired by MNA Rana Mohammad Hayat and held at Parliament House...

  • ‘50pc of RO plants in Hyderabad closed amid crackdown’

    HYDERABAD: The All Sindh RO (Reverse Osmosis) Plants Association on Saturday demanded immediate end to the “crackdown” on its members by the Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) and appealed to Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah and head of the SC-appointed judicial commission retired Justice Amir Hani Muslim to take notice of the “harassment”...

    Speaking at a news conference at the local press club on Saturday, chairman of the...

  • Solar tariff cut by 27pc for new plants

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday cut upfront tariff for new solar power plants by more than 27 per cent, mainly due to declining solar photovoltaic (PV) prices in the global market...

    Under the new regime, the regulator set two different upfront rates for solar plants in the country’s South and North regions with generation capacity ranging between 1 and 100MW...

  • Plea against coal power plants dismissed

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition against coal power projects being set up in different parts of Punjab under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

    The court said the petition was not maintainable...

  • Upfront tariff for bagasse-run power plants cut

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Friday cut 30-year levelised upfront tariff for new bagasse-based power plants by more than 23 per cent...

    In its determination, the regulator reduced the tariff for 30 years to Rs7...

  • Centre’s nod needed for effluent treatment plants in Karachi, judicial commission told

    HYDERABAD: A Supreme Court-appointed water commission on Saturday directed a federal law officer to ensure liaison between the Centre and the Sindh government with regard to the approval of the combined effluent treatment plants (CETPs) for Karachi...

    The one-man judicial commission headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro observed that the additional attorney general should sensitise the federal government to the urgent nature of the...

  • PM Abbasi orders retirement of old power plants

    ISLAMABAD: Putting upfront electricity surplus at around 3,400 megawatts, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday ordered gradual retirement of older power plants to check additional financial burden of a looming ‘capacity trap’...

    He was presiding over a meeting to review the situation of power generation and demand-supply...

  • Strike amid dues controversy Dormant filtration plants not a good news for masses

    FAISALABAD: Unavailability of potable water through the filtration plants in many cities has created difficulties for people who are compelled to go for costly options to avoid ailments...

    The water filtration plants have been temporarily closed down in Faisalabad, Dera Ghazi Khan, Mianwali, Rajanpur, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Lahore after the operators went on strike for allegedly being denied salaries...

  • Future of small hydropower plants in the doldrums

    ISLAMABAD: As the government nears completion of its constitutional term, its policymakers appear divided over the future of small hydropower and bagasse-based power projects, even though these are integral part of the national energy plan...

    Informed sources said key federal ministers wanted to facilitate the two renewable sources of energy on a ‘take or pay’ basis, but officials in the energy ministry and subordinate agencies were...

  • Power, desalination plants for Gwadar Free Economic Zone

    KARACHI: Federal Mini­ster for Maritime Affairs Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo on Monday approved power and desalination plants for Gwadar Free Economic Zone (GFEZ)...

    The minister took the decision in a meeting with China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC) Chairman, Zhang Baozhong; and Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Chairman Dost Khan Jamal Deni...

  • $1.5bn financing secured for coal power plants

    ISLAMABAD: China Power Hub Generation Company Pvt Ltd (CPHGC) — the sponsor of proposed 1,320MW coal power project — on Monday said it had finalised $1...

    With this, the company said it was getter closer to have a financial close for the project by end of 2017, according to a company statement which said the financing documents including the main foreign loan facility agreement were signed last week in Chengdu, China...

  • All treatment plants of city non-functional, SC told

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the federal finance and planning secretaries after the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) chief submitted in court that unavailability of funds from the Centre was hampering the implementation of a plan to treat sewage and industrial waste before their discharge into the sea...

    A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was seized with a...

  • Bhootani criticises closure of small power plants

    QUETTA: Former speaker of the Balochistan Assembly Aslam Bhootani has criticised closure of small power plants in the province...

    Mr Bhootani said about 12 years ago a dictator established small power plants to provide relief to local people, but now a democratic government was depriving them of electricity supply...

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