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Erdogan launches controversial Black Sea canal project

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday launched the start of construction on a controversial canal aimed at easing congestion on the Bosphorus which critics say can lead to an environmental disaster. The “Canal Istanbul” is a gigantic waterway

Saba Qamar reveals project she regrets working on

Actress Saba Qamar has revealed that she is embarrassed about a project she is associated with.  In an interview, she talked about a project named ‘8969’ she was offered the project as a telefilm but the makers later cheated her

WAPDA awards Tarbela hydropower project to Chinese firm

ISLAMABAD The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has awarded a contract worth $354.6 million for civil works of the 1530 MW-Tarbela 5th extension hydropower project to Power Construction Corporation of China Limited (PCCCL) through an international competitive bidding. The

Chinese company to invest $2.4bn in Kohala hydel project

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese company signed agreement to invest $2.4 billion in the 1124 megawatt Kohala Hydel Power Project under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Chinese Three Gorges Company signed agreements related

CM Sindh approves Rs30bn Safe City Project to install 10,000 CCTV cameras

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved the launch of the Safe City Project in Karachi worth Rs30 billion. Under the projects, 10,000 CCTV cameras would be installed in Karachi in three phases, each of which would

PM performs groundbreaking of housing project in Sargodha

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan performed the groundbreaking of a low cost housing project under Naya Pakistan Housing Program in Sargodha. On the occasion, the prime minister was given a briefing on the project. Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was

Islamabad, Rawalpindi ‘Ring Road’ project tender to be issued next week

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar was informed that the international tender for the Rawalpindi-Islamabad Ring Road project had been prepared and it would be published in newspapers by next week. The minister was briefed on

PM approves Nullah Leh project in Rawalpindi worth Rs75bn

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the long-delayed Nullah Leh project in Rawalpindi to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 75 billion in two years. Besides the construction of expressway on both sides of Nullah Leh under

Chinese govt, companies keen to invest $8bn in Ravi City project: PM told

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan was informed that the Chinese government and companies were keen to invest $ 3 billion in the Ravi City project in Lahore. The prime minister was presiding over a meeting of the working group of

PM approves restoration of ‘Ten Billion Tree Tsunami’ project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the restoration of the ‘Ten Billion Tree Tsunami’ project, the government’s flagship reafforestation programme, which was suspended due to coronavirus pandemic. This was stated by Advisor to Prime Minister for Climate Change Malik

Yousafzai claims Peshawar BRT project cheaper than Lahore Metro bus

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for education Shaukat Yousafzai on Thursday has dismissed the allegation of former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif on the cost of Peshawar Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Yousafzai, said he would resign if the project cost proved to

World Bank to provide $100 million for Sindh education project

ISLAMABAD: It has recently emerged that the World Bank intends to finance the Government of Sindh’s education program with a loan of $100 million to improve the quality of teaching methods and student allocation in early primary classrooms in 10

Pakistan to help neighbours benefit from CPEC: NA Speaker

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser on Wednesday said Pakistan was ready to facilitate neighbouring countries so that they could benefit from projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Speaking as a chief guest at a seminar on “Role of

Sindh govt inaugurates projects worth Rs5.9bn in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah inaugurated development projects worth Rs5.9 billion at a ceremony presided over by the Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Speaking to leading businessmen, the chief minister criticised the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

PM reviews progress on Naya Pakistan Housing Project

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while reviewing progress on Naya Pakistan Housing Project for low-income citizens, termed the housing sector a priority for the government. The prime minister said said promotion of the housing sector would not only boost 40