Power outages reported in various parts of Karachi

KARACHI: Several parts of Karachi reported massive electricity outages on Saturday as the power utility rushed to address the crisis. The power supply to 25 grid stations has been suspended after a high-tension electricity supply line tripped  The areas that

PM Imran unveils power relief package for industries

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled a major relief package of the electricity tariff for small and medium industries to benefit from reduced energy costs. Addressing the nation after a meeting of the federal cabinet, the prime minister

OGRA increases gas price for CNG, power, industrial sectors 

ISLAMABAD: The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has notified revised gas sale price for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors. According to a notification on Monday, the authority has determined Rs121 per Million British Thermal Unit (MMBTU) for domestic consumers using

GENCO Holdings fails to generate power in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The government has issued a contract to GENCO Holding Company Limited for power generation in Islamabad but the results have been seen and people are still facing massive power outages. The company is producing 4000 MW electricity against the

Pakistan, World Bank sign $1.15 billion agreements for two power projects

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank will provide $1.15 billion concessional financing for the two projects to support hydropower and renewable energy development in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and transmission of power from Dasu Hydropower Project. Prime Minister Imran Khan witnessed the signing ceremony

Ex K-Electric CEO appointed SAPM on Power

ISLAMABAD: Former chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of K-Electric Tabish Gauhar has been appointed as Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) for Power. The Cabinet Division released a notification regarding the appointment of Tabish Gauhar as the Special Assistant

Karachi’s power crisis

There is no respite from the prolonged power outages faced by the people of Karachi. The city’s sole power distributor, K-Electric, has increased the number of load shedding hours and the situation has worsened. A public hearing by the power

ECC approves increase in power tariff for K-Electric consumers

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet on Wednesday approved an increase of up to Rs1.09 per unit in the tariff for K-Electric on account of quarterly adjustments. The ECC meeting chaired by Adviser to the Prime

NEPRA approves increase in power tariff for July

ISLAMABAD: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Tuesday approved 84 paisa per unit increase in power tariff for July under the monthly fuel adjustment mechanism. The regulator held a public hearing on the petition filed by Central Power Purchasing

NEPRA holds open hearing on loadshedding in Karachi

KARACHI: National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) on Friday conducted an open hearing on the issue of prolonged electricity loadshedding in Karachi. During the hearing, K-Electric chief executive officer (CEO) Moonis Abdullah Alvi said loadshedding in Karachi will not end

ECC mulls increasing wheat support price to Rs.1400 per 40kg

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Finance Hafeez Sheikh on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) which discussed a four-point agenda. The ECC approved a proposal by power division for a special relief package to further continue provision of

Veto power and inequality

While the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was in the country discussing a range of issues from the Kashmir dispute, the Afghan peace process and the present status of refugees, there has been a statement that seems to be overlooked. The

US Senate acquits President Trump on abuse of power charge

WASHINGTON: In the historic impeachment trial, the US Senate on Wednesday acquitted Donald Trump of misuse of power, the first of two charges brought against the Republican president that prompted senators to vote on whether to oust him from office.

Federal cabinet deliberates on providing relief measures

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has deliberated on various suggestions to remove obstacles to provide maximum relief to people as envisioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Briefing media on cabinet meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr

Ayub invites Turkish companies to invest in power sector

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan said that Pakistan’s energy sector is fast growing and the renewable energy potential is enormous which need to be tapped by the foreign investors. The federal minister was speaking to

Petroleum minister discusses anti-theft campaign with CM KP

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Omar Ayub Khan has said that another 100 electricity feeders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa shall be cleared from theft by the end of December 2019 as an extensive campaign on these feeders is in

Pakistan to challenge fines imposed in Riko Diq and Karke cases

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan would challenge the heavy fines imposed by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Reko Diq and Karke cases, said Minister of Power Umar Ayub. While addressing a press conference, Umar Ayub said that in