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  • Asif takes 11 as Wapda whip Islamabad

    KARACHI: Former Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif capped a grand return to action by grabbing a 11-wicket haul as holders Wapda defeated Islamabad inside two days in their third-round Quaid-i-Azam Trophy National Cricket Championship fixture on Tuesday...

    After a dramatic opening day on Monday during which 24 wickets went down, Wapda completed a swift demolition job at the Diamond Club Ground as they surged to top of Group ‘A’ with 24...

  • Save the Children allowed to reopen Islamabad office

    ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the international aid group Save the Children said that the government of Pakistan has allowed it to reopen its office on Wednesday...

    Saeed Ahmed, the group's spokesman in Pakistan, said authorities removed a lock on the gate to the group's main office in Islamabad...

  • Islamabad IGP transfer: JIT concludes Swati misused his office, was given 'special treatment'

    A joint investigation team (JIT) report on the Islamabad police chief's transfer has concluded that Federal Minister for Science and Technology Senator Azam Swati misused his office and was given special treatment by authorities...

    Swati, a member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), was accused of playing a role in the transfer of former Islamabad Inspector General of Police Jan Mohammad — an allegation over which the SC had...

  • Head office not being shifted to Islamabad: PIA

    KARACHI: In what appears to be a vague attempt to allay concerns about the likely shifting of the head office of the national flag carrier from Karachi, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said on Monday that the transfer of its employees to Islamabad did not “by any way [means] transferring the airline’s head office”...

    Pilots, cabin crews, engineers and dozens of other staffs working at the PIA head office and settled in the...

  • Wapda official puts media gag on tainted pair

    KARACHI: Despite being declared free men after serving their bans in the spot-fixing saga, former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and seamer Mohammad Asif were prevented on Monday by a top Wapda team official from interacting with the media at the start of the Quaid-i-Azam Trophy match here at the National Stadium...

    However, Salman and Asif refused to entertain the media’s request on clear instructions of senior Wapda team official...

  • Wapda top hockey event with 14 points

    Wapda top the table with 14 points followed by Army (11 points) and Punjab Colour (10 points)...

    However, all three teams have to play one match each to complete the single league which keeps the hockey fans guessing as which team will play the final with Wapda...

  • Wapda to pay Rs5bn to contractor despite criticising its work

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Development Autho­rity (Wapda) has decided to pay over Rs5 billion as “acceleration price” to a company, which has not been able to meet deadlines over the past one year...

    In its correspondence with the contractor, Wapda has itself been criticising the quality and pace of work being carried out at the Tarbela Extension-4 project over the past two years...

  • PIA Whites face Wapda

    LAHORE: PIA Whites and Wapda reached the final of the 10th Nishan-e-Haider Hockey Tournament at the Dring Stadium in Bahawalpur on Monday...

    PIA Whites derailed Railways 4-0 in the first semi-final while Wapda outclassed Asia Ghee Mills 5-1 in the second last-four clash...

  • Nepra allows Rs3.40 hike in Wapda’s bulk tariff

    ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) allowed on Wednesday an increase of Rs3...

    40 per unit (about 83 per cent) in bulk hydropower tariff for Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) to generate additional revenue of Rs119 billion...

  • Wapda outplay Army at women’s rugby

    Six matches were played on day one but the day belonged to Wapda who thrashed top-ranked Army team in the last match of the day 10-0...

    But Wapda women played according to a game plan and beat the giants of the game by 10-0 in a fine display...

  • Construction of Kalabagh Dam critical in fight against water scarcity, says Wapda chief

    The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) chairman on Monday briefed a Senate body on the looming water crisis in the country, saying that the construction of the controversial Kalabagh Dam was "critical" in the face of the severe scarcity of water in the country...

    Wapda Chairman Muzamil Hussain made the observation as he briefed the Senate Forum for Policy Research on the country's water crisis, highlighting the need for the...

  • PPP calls on Wapda, govt to address concerns regarding Neelum-Jhelum project

    PPP's Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) chapter on Sunday called upon the federal government and the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) to address the concerns of the people of Muzaffarabad before commissioning the Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Project (NJHP) in the area...

    Talking to a group of journalists at his residence in Muzaffarabad, PPP regional president Chaudhry Latif Akbar said that Wapda should construct water bodies...

  • Govt set to launch Neelum-Jhelum power project despite Wapda's lack of planning

    ISLAMABAD: The government is ready to launch the Rs515 billion Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project in February next year, even though the Water and Power Develop­ment Authority (Wapda) is far from completing its basic requirements...

    Informed sources said the executing agency of the project — Wapda — had still not applied to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) for tariff setting — a process that can consume at least...

  • Efforts on to build 4 dams in Balochistan, says Wapda’s chief

    QUETTA: In view of water shortage in Balochistan, the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is making all-out efforts to initiate construction work on the Naulong, Hingol, Badinzai and Sukliji dams in the province, Wapda chairman retired Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain said at a meeting here on Thursday...

    At the meeting held to review progress made on various projects, the Wapda chief was informed that the Naulong dam was ready for...

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