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Thursday, July 20th, 2017


Operation Khyber-IV: 13 terrorists killed, one soldier martyred

RAWALPINDI, JUL 20 (DNA) – Operation Khyber 4 has achieved steady progress as soldiers of Pakistan Army killed 13 terrorists and swept across 90 square kilometer land from occupation of terrorist outfits. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), troops advancing from multiple directions including special services group have cleared 90 square km area and now squeezing the terrorists. Terrorists had laid number of IEDs which were detected, recovered and neutralized by Pakistan Army engineers in Counter IED teams. Many terrorist hideouts were destroyed in targeted strikes by PAF, Army Aviation andRead More

Electricity price expected to decline by Rs 2.13/unit

LAHORE, JUL 20 (DNA) The good news for the public is that the price of the fuel employed to generate electricity continues to fall, owing to the cheaper rates of crude oil in international market. More good news is that, due to this international downward price trend, it is expected that local electricity prices might well be slashed by Rs 2.13 per unit. This price cut, however, will not be offered to the consumers of K-electric. Nepra will hold public hearing of the petition filed by Central Power Purchasing AgencyRead More

Ghee, oil manufacturing increase 2.80pc, 3.19pc in 11 months

ISLAMABAD, JUL 20 (DNA) – Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil during 11 months of previous financial year (2016- 17) increased by 2.80 percent and 3.19 percent respectively as compared the production of the corresponding period of last year. According the computation of quantum index numbers of large scale manufacturing industries, about 1.186 million ton of vegetable ghee produced during the period from July-May, 2016-17 as compared the production of 1.136 million of same period of last year. During the period under review, 358,413 tons of cooking oilRead More

PM arrives in Upper Dir to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project

UPPER DIR, JUL 20 (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived here Thursday to inaugurate the 8.5-kilometre-long Lowari Tunnel project which will provide Chitral an all-weather connectivity with rest of the country. Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Iqbal Zafar Jhagra and Adviser to Prime Minister Sardar Mehtab Abbasi were present. The tunnel is located on Nowshera-Mardan-Malakand- Chakdara-Chitral National Highway (N-45). The project includes construction of two tunnels (8.5 km and 1.9 Km), access roads and 12 bridges (35 km). Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of theRead More

I doubt mental condition of Bani Gala resident: Marriyum Aurangzeb

ISLAMABAD, JUL 20 (DNA) – Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb has said on Thursday that everyday only one thing is sought in the court and that is evidence against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. While talking to media, she said that the opponents have used Panama case as a political support. “We have reservations on JIT and they still exist,” she said. Aurangzeb asserted that the case against the PM was not of corruption but ‘lust of power’, ‘lies’ and ‘shoe by the opposition’. She strongly slammed Imran Khan and said, “IRead More

PM Nawaz to inaugurate Lowari Tunnel today

CHITRAL, JUL 20 (DNA) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will inaugurate Lowari Tunnel project on Thursday. The 8.5 km long tunnel will provide all weather connecting to Chitral with rest of the country. Construction of Lowari Tunnel has been a long standing demand of the people of the area which was neglected in the past. Work on the project was underway since 1975 and has been completed at a cost of about Rs25 billion. With completion of the tunnel, travelling time between Peshawar and Chitral has been reduced fromRead More