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50,000MW electricity can be produced thru Thar coal project: experts

ISLAMABAD: Experts in seminar have said that the government can overcome power crisis through Thar coal that is the most feasible option and a cost effecting project. Former Survey of Pakistan Sayed director general Hasan Guhar, Planning Commission ex-member Pervez Butt and Institution of Engineers Pakistan Islamabad-Rawalpindi chapter President Engr Hussain Ahmed Siddiqui also spoke on the occasion and said ... Read More »

Ahsan Iqbal gives presentation about ministry’s performance

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has delivered a presentation to the federal cabinet pertaining to the ministry’s performance during the last 17 months and its future agenda. The minister highlighted that when the present government assumed the office, Planning and Development Division lacked autonomy and independent role and was a part of the Ministry of ... Read More »

6pc growth by 2018 under Vision 2025: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said that the government was striving hard to materialise the dream of Pakistan-China trade corridor. While briefing members of Federal Cabinet about the performance of his ministry here, the minister said that the Planning and Development Ministry had focused the preparation of Vision 2025 since inception of the government. He declared ... Read More »

Govt issues Rs88.7b for development projects, Rs23,736m for Atomic Energy

ISLAMABAD: The federal government, under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP), has released over Rs88.717 billion for various projects against total allocations of Rs525 billion for the current fiscal year. Data issued by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms shows that Rs23,736.200 million have been released for various projects of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, out of its total allocations of Rs51,475 ... Read More »

Pak-China Corridor a game changer for whole region: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a game changer for Pakistan. It will usher a new era of progress and prosperity in the country. He was chairing introductory meeting of the Transport Group of CPEC in Planning Commission. The meeting was attended by officials from Ministry of ... Read More »

Railways mull proposals to link Gwadar with rest of country

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Railways is contemplating two proposals for the establishment of new rail links between Gwadar and other parts of the country in connection with China-Pak Economic Corridor. One proposal for linking Gwadar with Karachi along Makran Coastal Highway which is 700-km-long and the second one is Linking Gwadar with Jacobabad via Turbat, Punjgur, Besima and Khuzdar which is ... Read More »

Gwadar ‘free port’ to be a game changer for whole region: Nawaz

GAWADAR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the current government plans to develop Gwadar as a ‘free port’ on the lines of Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong ports. The Planning Commission has been tasked with an exercise to hire international consultants for this purpose. The Prime Minister said the government had a broad-based plan for the development of Gwadar ... Read More »