Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway: Award for construction granted

The Sukkur-Hyderabad Motorway (M-6) project, with an estimated cost of about Rs 307 billion, was awarded on Wednesday by the National Highway Council, the highest authority of the National Highway Authority (NHA). Asad Mahmood, the federal minister for communications and postal services, presided over the group’s meeting on Wednesday in this location. Syed Khurshid Ahmad […]

Iran and Pakistan discuss on Afghanistan

The special representative for Afghanistan of the visiting Pakistani Prime Minister, Sadiq, met with Iranian Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian, according to information issued by the Iranian Foreign Ministry on October 18 evening. Sadiq outlined Pakistan’s viewpoints on the present conditions in Afghanistan and the developments there. According to him, these trends have decreased Afghans’ quality of […]

Pakistan’s cotton production is projected to fall by 43% annually in 2022–2023

According to projections from the Pakistan Federal Council of Agriculture, according to China Cotton Network, Pakistan would plant 2.1 million hectares of cotton in 2022–2023, with an expected yield of 6.3 million bales—a 43% decline from the previous year. Domestic textile manufacturing has been impacted by the sudden decline in cotton supply, and there hasn’t […]

Groundwater Export

Pakistan is the third-largest consumer of groundwater after India and the United States, accounting for nearly 9% of worldwide groundwater withdrawals. Due to these massive withdrawals, Iran is now one of the few nations whose groundwater withdrawals are greater than the pace at which aquifers naturally replenish themselves. As a result, the availability of groundwater […]

Over 11,000MW of new hydel projects will be produced

The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) is working on six hydroelectric power projects that, when completed, would increase the current hydroelectric output capacity of 9,443 MW to 11,241 MW of environmentally beneficial electricity. Officials from Wapda told APP that the total installed capacity of the company’s 24 hydel power stations now stands at 9,443 […]

Inauguration of the Chinese Qilu Cultural Experience Center in Lahore

LAHORE, Oct. 17 (UPI) — According to Cheng Xiaonong, president of the Pakistan-Shandong Chamber of Commerce, “We are committed to transforming the Qilu Cultural Experience Center into a center for cultural exchange between China and Pakistan in Lahore, while carrying forward the rich traditional Chinese culture, accommodating and absorbing the excellent culture with Pakistani local […]

NSC decides to upgrade the anti-terrorism system

The National Security Committee has resolved to restructure the federal and provincial anti-terrorism systems. The choice was made on Friday in Islamabad during a significant National Security Committee meeting that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over. The group took stock of the nation’s general law-and-order situation and resolved to do all in our power to […]

Southern Pakistan bus fire claims 18 lives and 28 people are wounded

A bus that was travelling in the southern province of Sindh on the evening of the 12th caught fire, killing 18 people, including 8 children, and wounding 28 others, according to Pakistani police in Islamabad on October 13. According to police sources cited by Pakistani media, the bus carrying roughly 55 passengers had been intended […]

Untapped export potential for Pakistani phones, electrical goods, and car parts

ISLAMABAD, 13 Oct. In response to the slower economy in light of the flooding, Syed Murtaza Mahmud, the Federal Minister for Industries and Production, said, “Pakistan may become an export hub for car components, mobile phones, and electrical goods.” On May 19, the government enacted an import ban on more than thirty luxury and non-essential […]

For FY 2022–2023, the ECC approves the continuance of RCET for industries with an export focus

ISLAMABAD: For the duration of the current fiscal year, the Regionally Competitive Electricity Tariff for export-oriented industries has been authorised by the Economic Coordination Committee. The decision was made during a Committee meeting in Islamabad, which was presided over by Minister of Finance and Revenue Ishaq Dar. The conference determined that from this month’s first […]