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PML-N’s claim of resolving energy crisis false: Aleem Khan

LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan on Tuesday said that due to wrong planning many power projects in Punjab are not generating required electricity, ARY News reported. Presiding over a high level meeting of energy department, Aleem Khan said that there is a lot of work to be done in the right direction and energy department should come forward with short and long term planning to resolve all issues. The senior minister said that circular debt, over payments and incomplete projects are the core problems…

Azerbaijan offers $100million to address Pakistan’s energy issues

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada called on Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on Friday and said that Azerbaijan is ready to provide $100million as credit to Pakistan to address its energy issues along with supplying of oil and oil products. According to a statement released by the government, during the meeting, the ambassador also showed his keen interest to strengthen cooperation in the fields of media and information with particular emphasis on formal collaboration…

Shahbaz says load-shedding gift of former rulers

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Tuesday that the former corrupt rulers looted the finite resources of the country and filled their pockets. In a statement in Lahore, he said the former rulers gave gift of load-shedding adding that the country was reeling under energy crisis because they did not pay heed to resolve it. Had the past rulers taken measures to end the crisis, the country would have been brought out of darkness, the chief minister further said. Shahbaz said the 1320 megawatt Sahiwal…

In Pakistan’s coal rush, some women drivers break cultural barriers

ISLAMKOT: As Pakistan bets on cheap coal in the Thar desert to resolve its energy crisis, a select group of women is eyeing a road out of poverty by snapping up truck-driving jobs that once only went to men. Such work is seen as life-changing in this dusty southern region bordering India, where sand dunes cover estimated coal reserves of 175 billion tonnes and yellow dumper trucks swarm like bees around Pakistan’s largest open-pit mine. The imposing 60-tonne trucks initially daunted Gulaban, 25, a housewife and mother…

OGDCL finds oil, gas reserves in Hyderabad

ISLAMABAD: Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd (OGDCL) discovered new oil and gas reserves in Bulri Shah Karim Tando Muhammad Khan in district Hyderabad. The discovery by state run enterprise has raised hopes of fresh hydrocarbon openings. The findings of hydrocarbon surfaced through an exploratory well Chhutto-1 while in hopes of further findings, two more wells are to be drilled in the same licence areas, of which one has already been marked for immediate drilling. OGDCL is a joint venture of Nim Block owning 95…

Premier urges Turkish entrepreneurs to do business in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged Turkish entrepreneurs and business community to take advantage of Pakistan’s business-friendly climate and bring in investments in energy, infrastructure and agriculture sectors. Addressing a Pakistan-Turkey investment roundtable meet organised by the Board of Investment (BOI) in the capital city, the prime minister advises Turkish businessmen to make the best from China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that brought about $ 46 billion investment to Pakistan.…