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Electricity for Eid Miladun Nabi?

Electricity for Eid Miladun Nabi?

LAHORE – Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) will do its best to curtail load-shedding on Eid Milladun Nabi, said PEPCO Energy and Management Conservation (EMC) Director General Muhammad Khalid, while addressing a press conference on Tuesday. He said PEPCO had instructed the distribution companies to take action against electricity pilferers during the Eid Miladun Nabi.
He said fancy lights had increased load by around 200 megawatt. He promised that load-shedding would not

‘Government has secretly raised electricity prices’

ISLAMABAD – The government has reportedly raised electricity prices by Rs 2 per unit secretly and the Upper House of Parliament should take notice of the issue, Professor Khurshid Ahmed said on Tuesday.
“It has been reported that the government has raised the power prices by Rs 2 secretly which is certainly unfair and the house should take notice of the issue,” Professor Khurshid said while speaking on an adjournment motion. Later, the Leader of the House Nayyar Bukhari did not

‘Gas, electricity outages affecting industrial sector’

DASKA – PML-N MNA Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday the industrial sector of the Punjab was confronting multiple problems due to unavailability of gas and electricity.
He alleged the federal government was intentionally imposing the crisis of electricity on Punjab whereas 700megawatts electricity was being supplied to Karachi at Rs 3 per unit. Asif said the government was ‘inventing’ new modes of corruption but PML-N would close all doors of corruption and malpractices with

‘Economic crisis can be overcome by making more electricity’

LAHORE – The present economic crisis in the country could be overcome by enhancing power supplies, increasing tax collection, improving governance, reducing internal and external debts and constructing the Kalabagh Dam through mutual consensus, participants of a discussion on the country’s economic crisis at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal said on Tuesday. Pakistan Today Editor Arif Nizami, former finance ministers Dr Salman Shah and Sartaj Aziz, former industries minister Jahangir Tareen, former

8 to 12-hour electricity outages cripple city, gas still scarce

LAHORE – The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) closed electricity for eight to 12 hours in different parts of the city while gas supplies remained suspended on Monday despite respite from cold weather. Citizens of different areas should get ready for six-hour breakdowns on Tuesday and Wednesday. CNG stations were closed for two days, Monday and Tuesday, but even then there was no relief for domestic users, who spent another day without gas.
LESCO had announced to close

Senator Waqar’s security car hits electricity pole

LAHORE – A private car reserved for security of Privatisation Minister Senator Waqar Ahmad Khan’s children collided with a pole due to speeding leaving three people, including an official of the Elite Force, injured near the Mall Road Underpass on Monday morning.The car was also badly damaged in the incident.
The injured included the car driver, a private security guard and an official of the Elite Force. They were shifted to the Services Hospital where their condition is stated

Electricity and gas load-shedding continue to torture citizens

LAHORE – Citizens, already crushed by sky-rocketing inflation and shrinking incomes, had to face another torturous Sunday, as electricity and gas load shedding continued unabated, Pakistan Today has learnt. Despite being a public holiday, citizens could not get any relief despite the fact that all offices and educational institutions were closed.
Absence of two basic utilities spoiled the holiday of many consumers, who could not even cook food or wash clothes. Electricity was

KU to start generating its own electricity

KARACHI – The University of Karachi (KU) would start generating its own electricity through a substation that was launched at a ceremony held at the Khan Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (KIBGE) on Thursday.
The project of the substation, funded by the Higher Education Commission, was constructed with a cost of Rs 9 million.
With its 802-kilowatt installation capacity, the substation would be able to provide uninterrupted power supply to the institute, so

After SNGPL, PEPCO follows suit – More misery for citizens; no gas, now no electricity

LAHORE – Following in footsteps of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has blamed the foggy weather for the increase in load shedding. The city witnessed six to 10 hours of load shedding on Thursday while gas pressure remained very low in all areas of the provincial metropolis. Almost all areas are facing massive load shedding, adding to the miseries of the masses. Citizens complained that they bought electric heaters due to gas

KESC looking for a further hike in electricity tariff

KARACHI: The KESC has demanded a further hike in electricity tariff as gas curtailment continue to cause problems. NEPRA had recently augmented the electricity tariff as the KESC incurred additional expenses due to greater utilisation of furnace oil.
Sources have said that the KESC was not given priority in gas supply throughout the current year as supply fell to one fourth of the approved quota. They maintained that the company’s demand for a further hike in tariff was justified

Defence Cogent Plant yet to produce electricity

KARACHI: Defence cogent power plant is not functioning for six months due to compressor faults and the Defence Cogent Ltd (DCL) management, major share holder of the project, is not willing to repair it, sources said on Monday.
The plant is the only steam power plant of the city that can produce 84 megawatts but is switched off because the DCL management claiming scarcity of funds required for plant reparation, sources told Pakistan Today.
The plant generates electricity as

Export of electricity to South Asia from CIS viable: ADB

ISLAMABAD: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that the export of electricity from the Central Asian states to Afghanistan and Pakistan was technically feasible and economically viable.
The technical assessment completion report on the Central Asia-South Asia Regional Electricity Market (CASAREM), prepared by ADB’s Principal Energy Specialist Jim Liston, recommends export of electricity in the region. It said the export of 1,000MW from the Central Asia to South Asia (CASA

Two percent hike announced in electricity prices

LAHORE: The Ministry of Water and Power on Monday announced a two percent hike in electricity rates, which will be applicable from November 1 onwards.
The electricity price notification issued by the Ministry of Water and Power will come into effect in November 2010 and the increased rate will be included in peoples’ electricity bills for November. The new price hike will affect both domestic and industrial consumers.
The Ministry of Finance said the government was giving Rs