ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday directed the Ministry of Water and Power and the heads of power Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to come up with a comprehensive plan for improving system efficiency, reducing line losses and equipping the system to meet the increased demand and supply. “Achieving balanced energy mix and reduction in the basket price of electricity remains the foremost priority of the government,” he said during a briefing on the performance of various power distribution companies…
HELMAND: On watch for a possible Taliban attack, Afghan forces on Tuesday patrolled the perimeter and manned guard towers of a vast military base deserted by U.S. and British forces in a volatile southern province.
KABUL: Afghans head to the polls on Saturday for the second time in 10 weeks to elect a president who will take office as most foreign forces prepare to leave after nearly 13 years of inconclusive war. None of the eight candidates who contested the first round of the election on April 5 won more than 50 percent of the vote meaning the top two contenders have to face off on Saturday. The two men aiming to succeed President Hamid Karzai, who is constitutionally barred from a third term, are a former foreign minister,…