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Murad urges center to delink disputed claims of different entities from gas supply to KE

KARACHI: In a reply to the letter of Federal Energy Minister Awais Leghari, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said the Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KW&SB) has a claim of about Rs18 billion against various federal government entities operating in Karachi, which should be delinked from the additional gas supply to the K-Electric (KE). The CM expressed remorse over non-payment of dues by the federal government entities despite several notices. The Sindh chief minister, referring to Awais…

Bangladesh to sign 15-year LNG import deal with Qatar

DHAKA: Bangladesh will sign a 15-year deal with Qatar’s RasGas Co to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) starting in 2018 as the South Asian country turns to the super-cooled fuel to fill a domestic supply gap for power generation, two officials told Reuters. The deal will be signed on Sept 25 in Qatar, said Mohammad Quamr­uzza­man, managing director of the Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co, a unit of state-owned oil firm Petrobangla. Under the deal, RasGas will supply 1.8 million tonnes a year of LNG for the first five…

PM inaugurates first unit of Sahiwal Coal Power Project

SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated the first 660-megawatt unit of Sahiwal Coal Power Project, ARY News reported. The prime minister inaugurated the first unit of the two-unit coal power project with a total generation capacity of 1320 MW and is one of the early harvest projects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The project said to be already connected to the national power grid. Nawaz Sharif after inauguration of the power plant visited various sections of the plant. Governor…

Asif denies any agreement with K-Electric

ISLAMABAD: Minister of Water and Power, Khawaja Asif Wednesday said that uninterrupted power supply to the K-Electric is continued for the sake of Karachi people despite no agreement with the power utility, ARY News reported.