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ISLAMABAD: The government plans to increase the country’s power generation capacity by almost 300 per cent in next 20 years to 111,000 megawatts and phase out almost all of the existing thermal power plants to meet rising energy demand at affordable costs. The move is part of the Indicative Generation...
ISLAMABAD: The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) on Wednesday allowed Rs1.78 per unit increase in power tariff for all the power distribution companies, except K-Electric, on account of fuel price adjustment for electricity consumed in July. This decision was taken a monthly public hearing presided over by Nepra’s Chairman...
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Energy Omar Ayub has requested the Cabinet Division that the earlier directives, barring special assistants and advisers to the prime minister from using executive powers, should be withdrawn and special discretionary powers be given to special assistant to PM on petroleum in decision-making and policy formulation. Under the...
ISLAMABAD: The ex-Wapda Distribution companies (Discos) have sought about Rs1.93 per unit increase in consumer tariff on account of monthly fuel price adjustment due to higher than estimated power generation cost. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) will take up for public hearing on September 4 a petition for...
LAHORE:  China has always provided support and assistance for Pakistan’s economic and social development, said Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain. power Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the seventh Pak-China Business Forum and Industrial Expo in Lahore on Monday, the minister highlighted that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...
ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan may shelve a tender for spot purchase of 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes at cheaper rates as a complex situation has emerged following refusal by power producers to lift the imported gas for electricity generation due to the economic merit order. TENDER Following a dip in global LNG prices,...
ISLAMABAD: The cabinet has approved a plan designed to give unfettered powers to officials of power distribution companies for arresting the consumers involved in power theft without a court warrant. Earlier, the courts had ruled that the direct registration of FIRs with police by the power distribution companies without first filing...
ISLAMABAD: The power ministry and its companies came under severe criticism on Wednes­day from the ruling party and opp­osition lawmakers over alleged corruption, mismanagement and lack of progress on development activities in the power sector. While members of the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz walked out of a meeting of the...
LAHORE: The draft of Punjab Power Generation Policy 2019 is ready and will be introduced after the federal government power generation policy while the province is focusing on alternative renewable energy generation resources mainly on solar power generation. Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakhat chairing a review meeting of energy...
ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division is planning to hold open bidding for 20 new oil and gas exploration blocks by the year end, aimed at making the country self-sufficient in the energy sector. The government, in the last year, awarded five new exploration blocks through a transparent bidding process, a senior...

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Kashmir-CPEC nexus

In a new geostrategic scenario, situation has tied up Kashmir and CPEC with each other forever. Their correlation has opened up a new window...