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Projects in less developed areas of KP, Balochistan priority: planning minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar on Friday said projects on the Western route were a priority of the government that would open and ensure uplift of less developed areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. He said this while chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on China Pakistan Economic Corridor in Islamabad on Friday. The conveners of the Joint Working Groups on Energy, Infrastructure, Gwadar, Planning and Industrial Cooperation briefed the committee about the…

Pakistan Railways to utilize 10,913 acres barren land for projects

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Railways is all set to utilize its 10913 acres barren land across the country by executing various projects under public private partnership to earn more revenue for the department. “The department owns 1,67,690 acres land all over the country, out of which 90326 in Punjab, 39428 in Sindh, 28228 in Balochistan and 9708 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,” an official in the Ministry of Railways told a state run wire service. Regarding the barren land, he said that Pakistan Railways has 8424 acres barren land in…

No plan to put CPEC, ongoing projects at back burner: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed on Wednesday said, “There should be no misconception about the incumbent government’s intention to put the game changer China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and former government’s projects at the back burner”. In an interview with the state-run wire service, the minister said, “CPEC and ongoing projects of the ministry would be completed on priority basis whereas no new project has been added in the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2018-19”. He…

KP govt completes 255 mini hydro-power projects

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakthunkhwa government has completed 255 mini micro hydro-power projects in 12 northern districts of the province to provide inexpensive electricity to people. "Work on 67 others mini macro hydro-power projects is also in full swing to provide affordable energy and clean drinking water to the people," officials in KP energy department said. The sources said the KP government had also proposed seven mega projects for inclusion in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) including Mujigram-Shghor…

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan sign MoUs for education, health projects in Azad Kashmir, KP

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Thursday signed three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) for grant projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the health and education sectors. Secretary Economic Affairs Division Syed Ghazanfar Abbas Jilani and the chief executive officer Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) signed the MoUs on behalf of their respective governments. The signing ceremony took place at the Ministry of Finance in Islamabad following a meeting between Finance Minister Asad Uma and a…