Monday, January 11th, 2021
ISLAMABAD – Seven staff at one of Pakistan’s biggest power plants have been suspended after a technical fault sparked a massive grid breakdown at the weekend, plunging the entire country into darkness. The blackout hit all of Pakistan’s major cities, including the capital Islamabad, economic hub Karachi and the second-largest city Lahore, lasting around 18 hours in most areas. The employees at Guddu thermal power plant in Sindh province were suspended “on account of the negligence of duty”, according to the Central Power Generation Company, which operates the facility. GudduRead More
DNA ISLAMABAD: Budget allocated for the repairing of machinery and vehicles should be spent wisely, said the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) here on Monday. Handy machinery which is being used for cutting grass is being replaced by the latest technology, he added. According to detail, Chairman CDA Aamir Ali Ahmed visited the department of sanitation, and department of environment yesterday. During his visit to department of environment he inspected 3 tankers, 12 tractors, 01 dumper, 3 Shezors, 01 excavator and one dozer. Similarly the chairman inspected 3 buckets, 04Read More
BAKU, JAN 11 /DNA/ – A delegation led by Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Commander of the Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is on a working visit to our country. The Pakistani delegation visited the Alley of Martyrs, laid wreaths and flowers at the graves of our citizens who died for the independence and territorial integrity of our country, and paid tribute to their memory.
ISLAMABAD, JAN 11 (DNA) – Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has urged tough punishment for the incidents involving racism, proposing that custodial sentence should be handed over to deter potential offenders. “PCB and BCCI should come together… The whole world should [also] get united on this issue [racism] and say that whoever has been involved in racism should not only be fined but his entry should be banned in the entire ground and then he should be jailed. This should be done to convey the message to [the offenders] that youRead More
ISLAMABAD, JAN 11 (DNA) – Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday launched Pakistan’s first instant payment system – Raast – to enable end-to-end digital payments among individuals, businesses and government entities instantaneously. The Prime Minister while addressing the gathering termed the launch a major step forward by the State Bank of Pakistan towards Digital Pakistan and said it would help include the low income groups and make them part of the mainstream economy. He was optimist that it would go a long way in fighting poverty, particularly in the rural areas. RaastRead More