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Bhit Shah gas field closure to cause 200mmcfd shortage

Bhit Shah gas field closure to cause 200mmcfd shortage

KARACHI – Industries and power and fertiliser companies are about to face acute gas shortage as the largest gas field of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) would shortly be shut down for at least 24 days due to maintenance.
When the 345mmcfd-supplying Bhit Shah gas field – one of the largest gas fields of the SSGC – shuts down for maintenance, it would cause reduction in gas supply of almost 60 percent.
Resultantly, gas supply to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC),

APCNGA divided over two-day weekly closure

LAHORE – After not getting an encouraging response from its members, the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) decided to postpone the violation of the two-day weekly closure of CNG stations, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The APCNGA had planned to violate the two-day weekly closure by opening CNG stations in Lahore region on Monday and Tuesday but its members did not give an encouraging response, which compelled the APCNGA to drop the idea of violating the ban, sources said. Last

APCNGA to decide about two-day closure today

LAHORE – The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) will hold a meeting today (Sunday) to decide about the two-day closure in Lahore region. APCNGA Chairman Ghayas Paracha said that some of the members say that there should be no closure, as they have incurred huge losses due to two-day weekly closure of CNG stations. He said that the decision will be made after taking all members on board.

APGNCA debates two-day closure

LAHORE – All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) will hold a meeting today to decide a course of action after the two-day closure in Lahore region. APCNGA Supreme Council Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha said that the association would meet to decide on the two-day closure. He said some of the members are of the view that there should be no closure, as they have sustained enough losses through closure of CNG stations in a week. He said the decision would be made after taking all members

APCNGA decides to disobey two-day gas closure

LAHORE – All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has said that their decision of not complying with the two-day closure would stay.
APCNGA Supreme Council Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha while talking to Pakistan Today on Friday said that there have been an exchange of charged words between Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) officials and CNG station employees in Potohar region and now things were getting worst. He said the decision of not following the two-day closure

British Asians oppose closure of BBC’s Asian Network

LONDON – Britain’s Asian community has opposed the BBC move to shut down its Asian Network Radio Station. BBC Asian Network , a national radio station which broadcasts news, discussion and music programs 24 hours a day in various languages of Indian-subcontinent.
Similarly it covers news, music and event from south Asian countries. With more than six million listeners across the UK, Asian Network is one of the most popular radio stations in the country. BBC Director General Mark

After wedding halls, KESC seeks early closure of parks, grounds

KARACHI – The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), while appreciating the conservation of electricity due to the early closure of marriage halls, has demanded similar measures to be enforced at all parks and grounds in the city. In a statement issued on Thursday, the KESC noted that the closure of marriage halls by midnight has resulted in approximately 50 megawatts of electricity saved on a daily basis. The conserved electricity, according to the KESC, can be utilized at more

JS Air on the verge of closure

KARACHI – A private airline, JS Air, has ended its operations with immediate effect and it might be planning to sell its aircraft in the next phase. Sources informed Pakistan Today that JS Air has sustained massive business losses after the crash of its Beech 1900C in November 2010 with their clients refusing to utilise the airline’s services fearing risk to their staff. Among the clients of the airline were British Petroleum (BP), an Italian multinational oil and gas company ENI and

Reply sought on closure of NAB references against politicians

LAHORE – A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Monday sought a reply from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) within three weeks on a petition challenging closure of 60 references against politicians and bigwigs on directions of the NAB chairman.
The bench consisting of Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry and Justice Ahmad Farooq Sheikh issued the orders on a petition filed by Rana Ilmddin submitting that according to media reports, criminal references against various

Special children get awards at Tulip Show closure

The first ever three days Tulip Flower Show came to an emotion packed conclusion at the Royal Palm Golf and Country Club, the beauty of the flowers providing an inspiration to a large number of flower enthusiasts, growers, farmers and families and at the concluding prize distribution ceremony overflow of emotions as the paintings of the tulips drawn by special children of Rising Sun Institute were displayed. Judges of the painting competition declared Umar’s painting as the top one

Closure of two textile mills round the corner

KARACHI – The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP), on Monday, referred the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision regarding dissolution of two textile mills to the Karachi and Lahore stock exchanges.
“Please find enclosed herewith a copy of the dissolution orders of the captioned companies for your information and further necessary action at your end,” the SECP informed Acting Managing Director and General Manager Operations KSE Haroon Askari.
LSE Managing

Teachers protest community schools’ closure

PESHAWAR – Federally Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) community schools teachers staged a protest rally in Peshawar on Saturday against the government’s bid to close community schools in FATA.
More than one hundred teachers from Khyber Agency gathered in front of FATA Secretariat on Warsak Road and chanted slogans against the closure of community schools. Teachers Association President Aman Ullah Afridi said that closing down of 950 community schools was an unwise decision that

Karachi Electric Supply Co at the brink of gas closure

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Limited has warned the Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) that supply of gas would be suspended if the power utility did not clear its outstanding dues within 30 days, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt. The payable amount is at least Rs 22 billion.
The SSGC Managing Director Dr Faizullah Abbasi had personally approached the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the KESC Tabish Gauhar to try and resolve the issue amicably. However,

CNG closure this week too, and for three days

LAHORE: Commuters continue to suffer and complain as with the two-day scheduled CNG closure, an extra one-day closure will be observed this week on account of a protest by the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) against the two-day closure.
The gas will remain suspended on Tuesday and Wednesday as scheduled, and on Thursday APCA will shut down the stations in protest. “The government has closed the CNG stations for two days a week and we are closing one day in protest.

Unexpected CNG closure leaves citizens gasping for gas

CNG filling stations across the provincial capital remained closed on Wednesday due to unannounced gas suspension, causing inconvenience to the citizens.
CNG remained unavailable at all gas stations in Mughalpura, Dharampura, Cantonment, Upper Mall, Islampura, Gulshan Ravi, Allama Iqbal Town, Multan Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Johar Town, Model Town, Garden Town, Faisal Town, Township, Gulberg, Defence, Cavalry Ground and other areas.
The All Pakistan CNG

PMA files appeal against closure of Janki Devi Maternity Hospital

Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has appealed to the chief justices of the Supreme Court and Lahore High Court to take suo motu notice of the closure of Janki Devi Maternity Hospital. PMA office bearers Dr M Tanveer Anwar, Dr Kamran Saeed, Dr Shahid Malik, Dr Izhar Chaudhry and Dr Salman Kazmi stated that the hospital was closed 21 days ago but government has not taken notice of the resulting injustice upon poor patients. Closure of Janki Devi Maternity Hospital has