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Jabban Hydropower Project put on test run

June 26, 2013 | Misc.

Lahore, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Following completion of the civil and electro-mechanical works of the French-funded 22 Mega Watt (MW) Jabban Hydroelectric Power Station, first unit of the project was successfully put on test run today. The Power Station will start providing electricity to the National Grid very soon. French Ambassador Philippe Thiebaud and the […]

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Danish Envoy puts special focus on care for Diabetic Children in Pakistan

June 26, 2013 | Embassies

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Early childhood behaviours become habits, which are difficult to change later. Raising awareness of the risk of diabetes and related communicable diseases – and how to avoid them is imperative” – Ole E. Moesby, Danish Ambassador to Pakistan Islamabad, PK – 26-06-2013 – ”It is estimated that in Pakistan, obesity […]

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Federal Board of Revenue to curb Rs1000 billion annual tax evasion

June 26, 2013 | Misc.

Karachi, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to take intensive measures to broaden the taxpayers and reduce annual tax evasion of Rs. 700 to 1,000 billion which is being evaded annually in different sectors to meet target for next financial year 2013-14 through automation of its system and reconciliation of […]

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Message from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on International Day against Drug Abuse

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking invites our attention to the dangers drugs pose to the individuals, families, communities and society on the whole. The menace of drugs is formidable, warranting rapid response at various levels. It is alarming that prevalence of drugs amongst youth is greater […]

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United States Agency for International Development Power Distribution Programme and Pakistan Engineering Council embarks on development of National Electric Safety Code with major stakeholders in the energy sector

June 26, 2013 | Misc.

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): The USAID Power Distribution Program and the Pakistan Engineering Council have embarked on the development of National Electric Safety Code (NESC), along with major stakeholders in the energy sector. This was announced in a workshop held in Islamabad, attended by experts from both the private and public sector including prominent […]

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Message of President Zardari on international day against drug abuse

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on 26th June every year is a reminder to us all including the world leaders, international community, global alliances and associations of our shared responsibility to fight the menace of illicit trading and trafficking in drugs through joint collaborative efforts. The huge […]

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President strongly condemns Karachi blast

Karachi, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): President Asif Ali Zardari has strongly condemned the blast at Burns Road Karachi today resulting in loss of precious lives while injuring many others. Expressing sympathies with the bereaved families, the President prayed for the departed souls and for the courage of the affected families to bear their loss with […]

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Minister for Information Technology meets Chief Executive Officers of mobile companies

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Minister of State for Information Technology, Ms Anusha Rahman held a follow up meeting with Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) here today to address the issues of Telecom Industry. CEOs of mobile companies had earlier raised these issues in a meeting with the Minister. The meeting also discussed pending matters about […]

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Alternative energy holds key to overcome Energy crisis: Prime Minister

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan’s huge alternative energy potential holds the key to overcome the acute energy crisis facing the country. “All avenues need to be explored and every effort needs to be put to tap in the alternative energy potential of the country”, emphasized the […]

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Prime Minister condemns Karachi bomb blast

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Expressing grief and shock, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the bomb blast in Karachi in which precious human lives were lost and a number of persons including Mr. Justice Maqbool Baqar were injured. Sympathizing with the affected families, the Prime Minister prayed that may Almighty Allah bless […]

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AKD Quotidian about — May’13 Fertilizer off take update

June 26, 2013 | Brokerage

Karachi, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): According to official statistics released by the National Fertilizer Development Centre (NFDC), urea and DAP off takes depict a strong growth of 24%YoY and 58%YoY in 5MCY13 to 2.lmn tons and 273k tons, respectively. According to AKD Securities among major players, urea off take of ENGRO (+171%Y0Y to 471k tons), […]

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should direct restructuring of Pakistan International Airlines to save it from total destruction: Malik Tahir Javaid

June 26, 2013 | General Business News, Misc.

Lahore, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Discourteous, incompetent crew, repeated delays in flight schedules and absence of facilities to the travelers have turned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into a white elephant in true sense of the word and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should direct its restructuring to save it from total destruction. In a statement issued […]

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