Today : Tuesday - Sep 02, 2014, 09:56am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

International News
 

Energy-starved Pakistan may turn to India for help

Sunday - Apr 22, 2012, 05:56pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Islamabad - After Iran, energy-starved Pakistan is now looking towards India with hope to import 500 megawatts (MW) from that country, said Qazi Imtiaz Ahmed, the Federal Water and Power Secretary.

Tenders will be issued soon after the federal cabinet formally approves the planned deal, Ahmed told the Express Tribune. The government aims to finalise the modalities, tariffs, terms and conditions for the import of power as soon as possible, he added.

“We will invite power supply companies of India for the implementation of the project soon,” he said.

It has been bilaterally decided that a 45-kilometre-long, 220 kV line will be constructed within six months of a formal agreement on the project. The agreement will be valid for five years, and will be negotiable for another five years or more.

Currently, Pakistan is importing 70MW of electricity from Iran for the coastal city of Makran in Balochistan. Tehran is also preparing to export 100MW of electricity to Gwadar within the next few months.

Ahmed said the Ministry of Water and Power has outstanding dues amounting to more than Rs350 billion, to be paid to power producing companies.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
White House cold shoulder spells end to Weiner's political career (22nd Apr, 2012)
Bangladesh football club back-out angers Pakistan football association (22nd Apr, 2012)
‘Shockwaves generated by high speed caused 13,000-mph test flight to roll abruptly’ (22nd Apr, 2012)
Zardari’s new political initiative and Ajmer visit (22nd Apr, 2012)
Gilani under pressure “to betray” PPP (22nd Apr, 2012)
U.S. Senator Kerry not to visit Pakistan (22nd Apr, 2012)
Egypt sets rules for presidential election propaganda (22nd Apr, 2012)
French presidential candidate Hollande casts vote (22nd Apr, 2012)
Obama to appear on `Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (22nd Apr, 2012)
Leonardo da Vinci's anatomy drawings to be revealed for first time (22nd Apr, 2012)
Black box decoding can take upto a year: CAA (22nd Apr, 2012)
Siachen avalanche took less than 5 seconds: WAPDA (22nd Apr, 2012)
French presidential election starts (22nd Apr, 2012)
Facts about France (22nd Apr, 2012)
Omega-3 fatty acids limit smoking damage (22nd Apr, 2012)
Vast groundwater reserves detected in Sahara (22nd Apr, 2012)
Russia lowers 2012 budget deficit forecast (22nd Apr, 2012)
Office boredom drives men to flirt (22nd Apr, 2012)
Faulty gene spikes prostate cancer risk in men (22nd Apr, 2012)
'Chinese insurance sector needs healthy growth (22nd Apr, 2012)
Where Jesus' language Aramaic lives on in Syrian village (22nd Apr, 2012)
Sydney suburb mayor warns of turning house into mosque if demolition not permitted (22nd Apr, 2012)
China jails 24 for copyright infringement (22nd Apr, 2012)
Flood kills 7 in Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan Province (22nd Apr, 2012)
A 13 dead, many injured in road accident in E China (22nd Apr, 2012)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use