Waqar Hamza

  • TKARACHI Federal Anti-Corruption Court on Saturday framed charges against former Chairman Pakistan Steel Mills Moin Aftab Sheikh along with 10 other accused in a corruption case. Judge Shaukat Ali Memon framed the charges against the accused in the corruption case. However, the accused denied them, ...

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  • TKARACHI - Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC), the power utility, supposed to fulfil the electricity needs of the metropolis is being run on commercial basis without any maintenance philosophy while its power plants are running well below 40 to 50 percent of total generation capacity. ...

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  • TKARACHI - The 13-kilometre long Korangi Industrial Area Road has been witnessing increased fatalities in different timings of the day due to heavy encroachment by trucks and bad lighting arrangements. The road safety audit carried out by Road Traffic Injury Research and Prevention Centre and City ...

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  • TKARACHI - The road safety audit of Chaudhry Fazal Elahi Road has disclosed that this area is highly affected by the fatalities due to improper maintenance, absence of road calming devices, improper road markings, illegal marking, wrong U-turns and obstruction wall. This 8km long road has 25.63 per ...

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  • TKARACHI Various ills like nepotism and favouritism have inflicted yet another national institution like Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, where blue-eyed boys have been elevated to the coveted positions one after other. It is stated that when the high echelons in the PNSC deemed it fit or ...

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  • TKARACHI Minister for Defence Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar on Tuesday said Mullah Baradar would be handed over to Afghan government after registering a case against him here in Pakistan. He said handing over of Mullah Baradar would not hamper the reconciliatory process between the Taliban and Afghan ...

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  • TKARACHI Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) has invested only $ 34.3 million against the committed investment of $ 550 million for the Gwadar port development. TheNation has learnt that the PSA had committed to invest $ 55 million in the first five years since they executed Concession Agreement ...

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  • TKARACHI - Pakistan State Oil has given the contract of Afghan oil export supply to Alhaj Group allegedly over political pressure, as a result the Mengal Group has halted oil supply to NATO forces battling the resurgent Taliban and their ally Afghanistan, The Nation has learnt. It has been found ...

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  • TKARACHI The management of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) has once again imported substandard iron ore from India under an alleged suspicious deal, which could be dangerous for its blast furnace. The PSM had also imported such sort of iron ire in 2005 and 2008 through similar kind of deal with the ...

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  • TKARACHI Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) has bought two new oil tankers that will arrive in the last week of January, TheNation has learnt. Both the oil tankers have been bought from a Greek company and their year of making is 2003, while they are going to be named as Lahore and ...

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  • TKARACHI - The federal government has paid a subsidy to the tune of Rs 5.21 billion for transportation of wheat and urea from Gwadar Port to other parts of the country at the rate of Rs 2200 per metric ton because of non-availability of hinterland connectivity, The Nation has learnt. This ...

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  • TKARACHI-Gwadar Port has been handed over to a local business group through Novation Agreement signed between Port of Singapore Authority International (PSAI) and Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) on October 26, 2007, The Nation has learnt. The Nation has found through a copy of Novation Agreement ...

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  • TKARACHI Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) has been pressing down the already damaged Roll on Roll off (RORO) Berth at Gwadar Port with the help of weights/sinkers and posing serious danger to concrete slabs, pillars, and its associated work etc., TheNation has learnt. It was found that PSA instead ...

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  • TKARACHI The Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) Board Committee has openly flouted the merit while demonstrating nepotism in selection of candidates in grade-19 and grade-20, TheNation learnt here on Thursday. The persons inducted under the pressure of influential individuals on important position were ...

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  • TKARACHI Politically influential individuals are dictating their terms in getting undeserving persons and relations inducted into Gwadar Port administration (GPA) on higher grades and positions. TheNation has reliably learnt that five to six individuals have recently been given employment because ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Pakistan Marine Academy (PMA) which was handed into the Higher Education Commission (HEC) control in 2006, has been decided to give back to the Ports and Shipping (P&S) Ministry after its passing out parade on December 17. Sources told TheNation that the decision was made following ...

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  • TKARACHI - The local villagers alleged that the relatives of influential political figures are involved in massive tree-cutting at the banks of Rohri Canal in northern districts of Sindh that has left a barren look to the banks of canals and forests alongside the River Indus, destroying the areas ...

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  • TKARACHI - The monopoly of hydropower companies should now be challenged as the demand of Pakistan cannot be met by this mean only, said the energy experts while talking to The Nation on Sunday. According to an estimate, the demand for global energy services to support economic growth has grown ...

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  • TKARACHI - President Womens Wing Tehreek-e-Insaf Fauzia Kasuri on Friday said that it was time for women to come forward and take charge, as the situation of Pakistan was getting worse day by day. Addressing the formation ceremony of Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindhs Executive Body said that women are the ...

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  • TKARACHI - The scrap of 70 ships at Gidani Ship-breaking Yard has increased the risk of health disaster to some 8 thousand labourers there as the ships have never been inspected, the Nation has learnt. It is not out of consideration that those vessels at the Yard must have been carrying toxic and ...

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  • TKARACHI - The increasing number of drug addicts is an alarming situation for the government as there are over 25,000 heroin users in Karachi alone. The government in a recent survey has admitted that 30 to 40 HIV positive cases are reported every year across the country. Pakistan is, at present, ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has set a new loadshedding plan for unprecedented period, The Nation has learnt. Sources told The Nation on Sunday that KESC had devised a new loadshedding pattern for the whole Karachi which will remain intact for a long period till summer sets ...

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  • TKARACHI - A new band with the name of Sabrang is ready, its sound mixing has been done, and we are working on a video that is to hit the market in January, told famous vocalist of Mekal Hassan band Javed Basheer in a sitting with The Nation. He informed that with coordination of his brothers, he ...

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  • TKARACHI - The massive stealing of sand, amounting to bout 80,000 cubic metres, from the plots located in the East Industrial Zone at Port Qasim will cost the authority more than Rs80 million to refill the land, TheNation learnt here on Thursday. Sources told this scribe that in their rough ...

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  • TKARACHI - The Government Shipping Office (GSO), Ministry of Port and Shipping, has utterly failed to bring to the fore details about Pakistanis, have been taken hostage by the Somalian pirates and is unwilling to initiate an inquiry into the matter despite the fact that more than 50 seafarers have ...

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  • TKARACHI - Earthquake in Karachi can bring disaster, as it is on the moderate Seismic Zone, said Muhammad Riaz, chief meteorologist. Talking to The Nation, he said it was interesting that all over the world the earthquakes of moderate magnitude are of 5 to 6 magnitude on rector scale, which were ...

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  • TKARACHI - More than 4,000 employees of the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) are still awaiting the installation of FAF system in the companys medical department which has been announced two months ago. The PTCL has decided to install FAF system in its medical dispensaries at Malir, ...

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  • TKARACHI - The road accidents are the part and parcel of our daily life in the city but its graph in the holy month of Ramazan is higher as compared to the rest of the year. The statistics shows that the holy month experienced the ratio of accidents more in the provincial capital, as the motorcycle ...

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  • TKARACHI - The citizens during Ramadhan should not buy the mineral water and cooking oil which have failed their standard test and their named are published under the Non-Conformity Test Report by the Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA). The brands for bottled water that have ...

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  • TKARACHI - The unfair road tax imposed by the Afghan government on goods transport has been flayed by the transporters. They appealed to the government to immediately talk to the Afghan government and resolve this issue as hundreds of vehicles have been stuck there for 2 days. We will stop taking ...

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