KARACHI – The City District Government Karachi (CDGK), currently facing such an acute shortage of funds that it cannot even remunerate its staff, has issued notices to the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) as well as several private groups, asking them to clear their dues that run in millions, or face arrest and confiscation of assets. Sources told Pakistan Today that the move is part of the CDGK
KARACHI – Whereas economic managers seem overwhelmed by the current improvement in external accounts, the country’s ailing economy is still haunted by the lingering circular debt issue that, the analysts believe, might debilitate favourable impacts of the $99 million current account surplus. The present PPP-led coalition government is breathing hard under immense pressure from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), while surging oil prices in international market requires rulers to
ISLAMABAD – Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah on Monday informed the National Assembly that no amount was outstanding against any state institution for the performance of Haj 2010 by 94 government officials and all dues had been paid by their respective organisations. Responding to a question in his written statement, the minister said per haj policy, four contingents of 250 seasonal duty staff (150 from Ministry of Religious Affairs and another 100 from other
ISLAMABAD – Almost on the verge of a financial collapse, WAPDA has to recover Rs 210 billion from defaulters, with an estimated Rs 83 billion outstanding against various government departments and Rs 127 billion yet to be cleared by the private sector.
In a written reply, the Ministry of Water and Power told Senate on Thursday that WAPDA had to recover Rs 18,127 million from Punjab, Rs 15,247 million from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA, Rs 36,669 million from Sindh and Rs 13,478
KARACHI – Sindh Commerce and Industries Minister Rauf Siddiqui on Thursday instructed the Sindh Industrial and Trading Estate (SITE) Ltd to recover outstanding dues of at least Rs 10 million from various private and government departments by March 30.
The directions came in the meeting of SITE officials with the provincial minister, who also ordered the computerisation of all SITE departments so the functioning of the industrial body could be further improved.
GUJRANWALA – Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) Gujranwala has become a parasite of provincial government, members of national assembly (MNAs) and members of provincial assembly (MPAs) for its survival and to pay its electricity bills and salaries of the employees.
With at least Rs four million monthly income, WASA had become a defaulter of more than Rs 50 million and it often remained under the threat of power disconnection by Gujranwala Electric Power Company while sometimes
LAHORE – Former captain Moin Khan, who was in the forefront in the defunct Indian Cricket League (ICL), has appealed to the owners of the league to clear outstanding payments of the players.
Moin said that he had also spoken to the FICA chief executive Tim May on this issue but the Pakistani players could do nothing except waiting for the ICL organisers to fulfill their promises at some stage. Moin launched an appeal to the owner of the league, Subash Chandra and said he had also
KARACHI – Despite the public announcement of various types of subsidies on the export of different items, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has failed to pay billions of rupees to exporters due to the non-release of funds from Ministry of Finance (MOF), sources have revealed.
Though a large number of exporters have applied for the announced subsidies, aimed to promote the country’s exports under ‘New Trade Initiatives’ of TDAP, the authority has not paid a penny to
LAHORE – Runaway wicket-keeper Zulqarnain Haider has urged the Pakistan Cricket Board to clear his dues amounting to Rs 1.5 million.
Zulqarnain, who attended a hearing of the British home department in London last Thursday, said that before leaving the team in Dubai in November last year, he had featured in two T20s and four ODIs against South Africa in UAE. “Therefore the PCB owes around Rs 1.5 million to me which I dearly need as I have been finding it difficult to meet my
LAHORE – The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has violated rules by hiring a third-party for collecting unpaid dues while the private company has no authority of collecting money from customers and threatening people by using various tactics, sources told Pakistan Today on Saturday.
According to sources, one year ago, the SNGPL hired a private company, KAP Associates, for collecting unpaid dues. The company has no authority of collecting money from SNGPL customers and
ISLAMABAD: The claims of champions of good governance seldom turn out to be realistic, as is evident from the outstanding utility dues against Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s son, Hamza Shahbaz, who is a member of the National Assembly.
Hamza has so far not cleared utility bills amounting to Rs 452,278 of the parliamentary suite that he had been occupying until last month.
Per details, Hamza was allotted suite No C-107 in the Parliament Lodges, which was transferred