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  • IFC launches lighting programme

    ISLAMABAD: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Thursday launched the ‘Lighting Pakistan’ programme to help the government provide safe, affordable, high-quality lighting to more than a million Pakistanis...

    The programme, supported by UKAID and Australia AID, comes under Lighting Global — a joint effort of IFC and the World Bank under the ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ initiative, and also a part of IFC’s wider strategy to...

  • Lighting for the ‘City of Lights’

    KARACHI: “Dekh shehr ki battian! [See the city lights]” used to be the oft-repeated comment by the people who arrived in Karachi from small towns or villages for the very first time...

    Of course those days are long gone when they had gas lamps for street lights and a person with a long torch would be going around lighting those lamps as dusk fell...

  • Muscle pains could keep Pele from lighting Rio cauldron

    RIO: Pele's doctors have given him the go ahead to light the Olympic cauldron on Friday, but muscle pains may bar the Brazilian soccer great from the torch ceremony that opens the Rio de Janeiro Games...

    The 75-year-old triple World Cup winner had hip surgery in December and needs a walking stick to get around
  • KE wants ban on billboard lighting to save power

    KARACHI: The K-Electric has suggested to the city administration to ban all billboards lighting from mid-April to August to save energy and minimise the impact of power shortfall on consumers in view of the meteorological department’s forecast of a heatwave of a higher intensity than that of the last year that had caused an unprecedented loss of life in Karachi, it emerged on Wednesday...

    The KE’s suggestions and recommendations for...

  • Lighting right

    Lamps provide infinite lighting options when it comes to interior decoration, especially after the pictures of Prince William and Duchess Kate’s apartment showing their preference for different types of lamps and shades to illuminate spaces, instead of wall lights or sconces...

    Lamps, when used appropriately, can provide sufficient lighting and set the mood for any room beautifully...

  • Who is lighting the hills on fire?

    Asked about the growing fire incidents, he said: “This is terrorism,” adding that the board has also lodged a complaint at the Kohsar police station against unknown elements who are lighting the hills on fire...

    “I think these are not natural fires,” he said, adding that the 400 locals who were not employed this season could bet lighting the fires or it could be contractors...

  • Efficiency standards for lighting products to be enforced from 15th

    ISLAMABAD: The government has decided to introduce efficiency standards for all lighting products and equipment on Jan 15 as part of an aggressive energy conservation plan for all sectors of economy to reduce energy costs to consumers and be competitive in the market...

    The Managing Director of the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (NEECA), Dr Sardar Mohazzam, told Dawn that the minimum energy standards for...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

  • Karachi notebook: Is a ‘Naya’ Karachi possible?

    But for the residents of Karachi, the question on everyone’s minds is: will Naya Pakistan also mean a Naya Karachi?By Naya Karachi one does not mean New Karachi, the neighbourhood on the northern tip of the metropolis beyond North Karachi...

    By Naya Karachi, one means a revived, clean and crime-free megacity that can be regenerated from the endless urban sprawl that currently exists...

  • PSP chief accepts Karachi mayor’s offer to help clean Karachi, seeks his removal

    KARACHI: The ongoing war of words between Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) chairman Mustafa Kamal took an intriguing turn on Monday when the city custodian “designated” the latter as “Project Director Garbage on voluntary basis” to clean the city...

    “I, being Mayor of Karachi, hereby designate Syed Mustafa Kamal as Project Director Garbage on [a] voluntary basis with immediate effect until further order,” said...

  • PTI being used in Karachi by-polls, says Hashmi

    MULTAN: Veteran politician Javed Hashmi said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) is being used in the Karachi by-elections by the forces looking for a solution to the issues of the city...

    “However, the result cannot be predicted as the forces looking to find a solution to Karachi’s problems are once again using the PTI in the by-elections and only God knows what will be the results,” he said...

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