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  • LITERARY NOTES: Remembering Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman

    Both have recently come up with special issues, remembering two of Urdu literature’s towering figures: Krishan Chander and Akhter-ul-Iman...

    In these works, gadha, or donkey, symbolizes common man and by depicting its plight Krishan Chander satirizes the political system and social circumstances in India, though this more or less applies to Pakistan, too...

  • Sepa allows construction of nuclear power plants at Paradise Point

    KARACHI: Ignoring concerns on building twin nuclear power plants close to the city, the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has accorded approval to the project’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and allowed its construction at Paradise Point, it emerged on Friday...

    The project — K-2 and K-3 power plants of 1,100MW each — is to be built by a Chinese company while the government agency involved in the project is...

  • ‘Big money, institutional interests behind projects like nuclear power plants’

    KARACHI: While the nuclear power trend started falling in the mid-1980s due to reactor incidents and the world turned to wind and solar energy for power generation, Pakistan has started working on nuclear power plants without any consideration for their impact on population, agriculture and marine life...

    The programme organised by the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education & Research (Piler) was aimed at helping people understand the...

  • ‘Sepa overlooked objections to nuclear power plants’

    KARACHI: The construction work on the twin nuclear power plant project is moving forward with absolute disregard for the safety and well-being of 20 million people who live in Karachi...

    The federal and Sindh governments, it says, have failed to consider the serious risks posed by these nuclear power plants, which included a potentially devastating nuclear accident...

  • Rights activists plan to move SC against nuclear power plants project

    KARACHI: After taking the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) to court against the construction of two nuclear power plants in October 2014 and for not conducting an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), rights activists have planned to approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the same issue, it emerged on Thursday...

    The project includes the construction of two power plants, K-II and K-III, at Paradise Point...

  • Karachi nuclear power plants heavily protected: IAEA chief

    KARACHI: International Ato­mic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has praised the arrangements made for the security of nuclear power plants operating in Karachi...

    Mr Amano, who visited the plants on Wednesday, said that the new Kanupp II and III “plants are very heavily protected...

  • ‘Small nuclear plants can end power crisis’

    KARACHI: Establishing mini nuclear power plants is the only sensible way ahead for Pakistan to overcome its energy generation problems and to ensure improved quality of life for its citizens...

    This was emphasised by experts of nuclear development and atomic energy sectors in a symposium on ‘Prospects of mini nuclear power plants in Pakistan’ held at a local hotel on Saturday...

  • China to host Iran leader in upcoming SCO meeting amid nuclear deal upheaval

    Iran's president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said on Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by United States (US) President Donald Trump...

    China, Russia and European powers, all of which signed the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, are scrambling to save the pact following the US president's decision to quit the agreement and reinstate...

  • Move to build nuclear plants on the outskirts of Karachi criticised

    KARACHI: Representatives of civil society at a public hearing on Monday once again criticised the construction of twin nuclear power plants on the outskirts of Karachi and requested the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) to give at least over two months to go through the voluminous environmental impact assessment (EIA) report and debate the pros and cons of the critical project...

    The public hearing, the first on any nuclear...

  • Nuclear plants public hearing process termed ‘farce’

    KARACHI: The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) came under severe criticism at a press conference on Thursday at the Karachi Press Club where speakers highlighted their concerns on the proposed nuclear power plants and described the entire process of holding a public hearing on the project’s Environment Impact Assessment Report (EIA) as farce...

    Read: PAEC finally plans public hearing on nuclear power plantsThey also accused...

  • Belgium’s nuclear plants face threat of cyber-attack

    BRUSSELS: Belgium’s network of nuclear power plants and other major infrastructure face the threat of a cyber-attack over the next five years, the European Union’s counter-terror chief said in an interview published on Saturday...

    “It would take the form of entering the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition), which is the nerve centre of a nuclear power plant, a dam, air traffic control centre or railroad switching station,”...

  • Pakistan, Norway ink MoU for 150MW solar power plants

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Norway signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of three solar power plants to generate a total of 150MW of electricity, said a statement issued on Tuesday...

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg witnessed the signing ceremony of a MoU between Scatec Solar of Norway and Nizam Energy of Pakistan to jointly develop the solar power plants on a build-own-operate...

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