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CM Murad directs for policy to generate energy from waste in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Solid Waste Management Authority to prepare a policy to hand over garbage for power generation. "Karachi is generating 17,000 tons of garbage every day from which 250 MW power could be generated," he said on Monday while presiding over a meeting on `Waste and Water Energy Project (WAWEP)' here at the CM House. The meeting was attended by Minister Local Government Saeed Ghani, CM Advisor on Information Murtaza Wahab, Chairman P&D Mohammad Waseem,…

Govt should inform people it has no policy, says Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD: As the dollar appreciated to an all-time high on Tuesday, the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) sought an opportunity to strongly criticise the government. Addressing a press conference, PML-N spokesman Marriyum Aurangzeb decried that the price of the dollar has reached an historic high and the stock exchange is witnessing a slump in trading. "People should be informed that the government has no policy," she said. "The government should tell that it has no policy for them." She asked why the…

Education is topmost priority, new policy will be launched soon: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood on Saturday said that education is the topmost priority of the incumbent government in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The federal minister, while presiding over a briefing by ministry officials and other attached departments, said that missing standards will be developed and followed in letter and spirit. He said they will work in coordination with all provinces and provide education to all as per the constitution.…

Islamabad to continue to support ‘One China’ policy: senate chairman

ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani on Saturday said that China was the closest and strongest friend of Pakistan and Islamabad would continue to support 'One China' policy. "The emerging regional scenario calls for indigenous solution to the issues being faced by the Asia. China can play a major role in overcoming the challenges hampering regional development," he said while talking to Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference Chairman Wang Yang in Beijing. He underscored the need for overcoming…

Thousands march in US against immigration policy

WASHINGTON: Thousands of demonstrators marched across the country on Saturday to protest the separation of families under President Donald Trump’s hard-line policy. Dubbed “Families Belong Together,” the demonstration in Washington began at Lafayette Square where crowds gathered directly across from the White House before a planned march toward the Capitol. In New York, families, young people, children and the elderly — both recent arrivals and long-time citizens — all stood under a burning sun as part of a protest…

Saudi Arabia ‘revisiting’ policy on oil output cuts, India says

NEW DELHI: Indian Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday Saudi Arabia and other OPEC producers are “revisiting” their output-cutting policy, referring to a discussion he had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart. “For the first time, the Saudi Arabian oil minister called us and said ‘we are revisiting our policy on oil output cuts’,” Pradhan said. This follows news on Tuesday that the US government had unofficially asked Saudi Arabia and some other OPEC producers to raise oil output. OPEC and non-member…