Category Archives: Energy & Power

1st phase of Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System project to complete in May

In Karachi, federally-funded Green Line Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project’s first phase is expected to be completed by May this year and Green Line Bus Service will be functional from Surjani town to Gru-Mandir.

Our Karachi representative Muhammad Waqas reports that the construction work of first phase is in its final stage and now construction of bus stations is underway.

The Chief Executive of Karachi infrastructure Development Company Limited Muhammad Saleh Farooqui said that Federal and provincial governments are fully cooperating in this regard.

He said one of the key components of Green Line BRTS is the construction of State of the Art bus depot at Surjani town area near Abdullah Chowarngi.

Talking to Radio Pakistan Karachi correspondent General Manager of Green Line Bus Project Zubair Ahmad Channa said that major infrastructure work from Surjani to Gru-Mandir has been completed.

He said an underground bus station is also being constructed at Numaish Chorangi.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Iran, India Vow To Do More To Stabilize Afghanistan

Iran and India have vowed to step up cooperation to restore peace and stability in war-wracked Afghanistan.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement after talks with visiting Iranian President Hassan Rohani in New Delhi on February 17.

Modi said the two countries aimed to improve energy security and regional transport links to reach landlocked Afghanistan and Central Asia by developing Iran’s Chabahar Port as well as road and rail routes.

Rohani said Iran and India “are prepared for joint ventures in the gas and petroleum sectors.”

Rohani’s three-day visit to India, which ended on February 17, was aimed at drumming up business.

He said Afghanistan must be “a vivacious and secure country,” adding that Iran and India would also cooperate in dealing with the situations in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen.

India is helping Iran develop Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman for trade with Afghanistan and Central Asia, bypassing Pakistan, which has refused to provide New Delhi access through a land route.

India committed up to $500 million for the development of Chabahar.

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Pakistan Sentences Serial Killer To Death

A court in Pakistan on February 17 sentenced a serial killer to death after finding him guilty of killing eight children, including a 7-year-old girl whose rape and murder sparked national outrage.

Police found Zainab Ansari’s body in a garbage dumpster in Kasur district near the eastern city of Lahore in mid-January, four days after she was reported missing.

Police investigators said later that they had matched DNA from eight girls’ bodies, including Zainab’s, with the convicted killer, Imran Ali, 24.

Hundreds of residents protested after Zainab’s body was found, and two were killed when police fired shots to disperse them.

There have been complaints of a number of missing children in the same district of Kasur since 2015 when authorities uncovered what they said was a pedophile ring linked to a prominent local family.

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CPEC game changer for region: Zubair

Governor Sindh Muhammad Zubair has said that Pakistan will be part of list of speedy developed countries in the next ten years.

This he said while talking to a delegation of foreign journalists, in Karachi on Saturday.

The governor said the government has succeeded to maintain economic stability despite internal and external challenges.

Regarding the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor, Governor Sindh said that CPEC is truly a game changer for the region.

Regarding the role of Pakistan in war against terrorism, Muhammad Zubair said that Pakistan plays an important role in war against terrorism and we sacrifice a lot in this fight. No one should doubt our honesty and intention in this regards because it is our commitment we stood in the war against terrorism.

Source: Radio Pakistan

People to make PML-N victorious in upcoming polls: Tanveer

Minister for Defense, Science and Technology, Rana Tanveer Hussain says the people will make the PML (N) victorious in the upcoming elections on the basis of its five-year performance.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of development projects at Kot Pindi village in Sheikhupura on Saturday.

He said the PML-N had waged struggle for the restoration of the judiciaries and judges and it always respected the decisions of the courts.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CM GB approves weather charges allowance for govt employees

Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez Ur Rehman has approved weather charges allowance for government employees.

Our Gilgit correspondent reports the newly approved weather charges allowance will benefit over forty-five thousand government employees serving in various departments across Gilgit Baltistan.

Source: Radio Pakistan