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October 14, 2018 11:48 AM SWM system to be established at tehsil level: Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul Wazir has said that a solid waste management system would be set up at tehsil and district level across the country. In an exclusive talk, the minister told APP that solid waste would be recycled and reused for producing energy in second phase of solid waste management system. The minister said that a task force

October 13, 2018 12:00 AM WWF-Pakistan, Careem initiate mangrove plantation

KARACHI: As part of the Rung Do Pakistan campaign, the WWF-Pakistan and the Careem launched a mangrove plantation drive at Sandspit on Friday. Under this initiative, 180,000 saplings will be planted in the coastal belt of Pakistan. The initiative will not only help restore the lost mangrove forest cover but will also build resilience of the local communities 1

October 12, 2018 12:00 AM Under WB pressure: Pakistan may reverse course on Indus water dispute with India

ISLAMABAD: The government is likely to backtrack from its plan to take the dispute with India over the Kishanganga and Ratle hydropower projects to a World Bank-appointed Court of Arbitration, a top official privy to the development told The News. Instead, it may listen to the World Bank’s advice to move for a neutral legal expert to resolve the case, said the official

October 11, 2018 12:00 AM SC disposes of Nandipur project case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday disposed of a petition filed against the delay in construction of Nandipur power project after it was informed that a reference has been filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the matter. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar disposed of the petition 1

October 8, 2018 7:49 AM Supreme Court reserves verdict on Asia Bibi's final appeal against execution

A special three-member bench of the Supreme Court on Monday reserved its judgement on the final appeal against the execution of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan Miankhel, were hearing Bibi's 2014 appeal (Asia Bibi v. The State, etc). While 4 1

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Sindh asks Centre to include two projects in CPEC

KARACHI: The Sindh government has requested the federal government to include a desalination plant for Karachi and a project related to the Rice Canal in Larkana in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework. The provincial government believes that a desalination plant can provide a long term solution for the persisting issue of water shortage

October 8, 2018 12:00 AM Senator asks MNA not to take credit for uplift schemes

BARA: Senator Momin Khan Afridi has asked Member National Assembly (MNA) Iqbal Afridi not to interfere in the projects launched by former parliamentarian in Bara sub-division. Talking to reporters, he said that Iqbal Afridi had been interfering in the uplift projects of former MNA Nasir Khan Afridi in Bara tehsil of Khyber tribal district. "I and my brother 1

October 7, 2018 12:00 AM India, Russia agree on nuclear power plant

NEW DELHI: India and Russia have reached an understanding on the setting up of a nuclear power plant with six light-water reactor units at a second site, going beyond Kudankulam in coastal Tamil Nadu where two reactors set up jointly by the two sides are currently in operational stages and four more units are slated to come up. After the conclusion of bilateral

October 5, 2018 5:45 AM Notices issued to Tareen, federal govt over 'disqualified lawmaker convening official meeting'

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday issued notices to Jahangir Tareen and the federal government and sought their reply on a petition submitted against Tareen for convening and chairing an official meeting of top government officials despite being disqualified for life. On Sept 13, the former parliamentarian convened a meeting of the Livestock Emergency 10 1

October 4, 2018 2:22 PM China has no objection over Saudi investment in CPEC: Petroleum Minister

ISLAMABAD: Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar has said that China has no objection over investment of Saudi Arabia in China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing a press conference after federal cabinet meeting here Thursday, Ghulam Sarwar said, "Saudi Arabia has shown interest in CPEC project in Gwadar, and China has no objection over it." Earlier 3