ADNOC Gas Processing Awards Piperack Strengthening Project Phase 4

Lahore, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): Descon Engineering – Industrial Services Division (ISD), UAE has been awarded “HABSHAN PIPERACK STRENGTHENING PHASE 4” project by ADNOC Gas Processing. The project scope is to carry out Civil and Structural and Piping support repair / modifications / strengthening of existing pipe racks (including in the process area) to meet the recommendations of the structural integrity /adequacy check. Descon executed Phase 2 of the same project earlier.

Descon is proud to be working with ADNOC for more than three decades and remains committed to delivering executional excellence, maintaining its reputation of being a “Partner in Progress”.

For more information, contact:
18-KM Ferozpur Road, Lahore – 53000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35990034
Fax: +92-42-35401938

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No load management would be observed on 1248, 11-KV feeders of FESCO region during Sehar, Iftar and Taraweeh

Faisalabad, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): No load management would be observed on 1248, 11-KV feeders of FESCO region during Sehar, Iftar and Taraweeh, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) administration has completed all operational arrangements and finalized a comprehensive strategy across the region to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers during the holy month of Ramadan and upcoming summer season.

These views were expressed by Chairman FESCO Board of Directors (BODs) Malik Tahsin Awan and Chief Executive Officer (FESCO) Engr. Bashir Ahmed during a joint press conference at FESCO Headquarters (HQs) here today. Chairman FESCO (BODs) Malik Tahsin Awan and CEO Engr. Bashir Ahmed said that in all eight districts of the region, including Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Sargodha, Mianwali, Bhakkar, Khushab and Chiniot, special desk/control room has been established to monitor the uninterrupted electricity supply during the month of Ramdan, which will remain operational 24 hours a day.

He further said that the monitoring cells established at FESCO Headquarters and all five circles would be personally monitored by Chief Executive FESCO Engr. Bashir Ahmed and General Manager Operations Rana Ayub. In the special control room, the duties to various officers have been assigned to monitor the smooth transmission of electricity at the time of Sehar, Iftar and Taraweeh. Officers of Chief Engineer level will monitor the operational activities as monitors of these circles for immediate redressal of any emergency and consumer complaints.

Chairman Malik Tahsin Awan said that no effort would be spared to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to consumers during Sehar, Iftar and Taraweeh prayers in Ramadan so that consumers could perform their prayers with humility in this holy month. He added that individual consumers’ complaints would also be resolved immediately. He said that the FESCO staff has been instructed to deal with the consumers in a very friendly manner and take steps to solve their problems immediately in the spirit of service. Chief Executive Engr. Bashir Ahmad said that in view of unavoidable circumstances, shutdown will be given on any feeder in the Holy month of Ramdan only from 6 am to 10 am, but the consumers of the respective feeders will be informed about this shutdown in advance through SMS and Media.

All FESCO stores and subdivisions are stocked with all types of materials and safety equipment, he added. He warned that strict action would be initiated against officials showing a lethargic attitude. Malik Tahsin Awan said that before the arrival of summer and the month of fasting, a special maintenance and repairing program for the operation system was started throughout the FESCO region, which Alhamdulillah has been completed by March 15.

During this period, 17910 LT bus bars were ratified and fixed while load balancing of more than 4 thousand distribution transformers was done. Similarly, 181 two-phase transformers of various capacities have been replaced. During this special maintenance program, corroded HT jumpers of 11KV feeders were also replaced. There are 247 emergency transformer trolleys available across the region. Similarly, more than 4,000 de-fitting legs of distribution transformers have been installed and replaced and completed safety of 52 different hazardous locations.

He further informed that there are 522 reclaimed transformers of different capacity and 365 new transformers are available in various FESCO stores, which could be replaced in any emergency situation. At the FESCO Transformer Reclamation Workshop, (TRW) thousands of transformers were repaired and ready before the summer and shipped to stores in eight districts across the region.

For more information, contact:
Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO)
West Canal Road, Abdullah Pur, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-41-9220184-9220229
Fax: +92-41-9220233

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Minister calls for enhanced Pak-Maldives collaboration in technical education

Islamabad, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanvir Hussain has called for enhanced collaboration between Pakistan and Maldives in the field of technical and vocational education. He was talking to Higher Education Minister of Maldives Dr. Ibrahim Hassan who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday.

Rana Tanveer Hussain said a Memorandum of Understanding on Education and Professional Training to oversee, pursue and coordinate the collaboration between two countries should be formulated and implemented soon.

He said that Maldives National University has been connected with the leading Universities in Pakistan including LUMS, NUST, Arid Agricultural University and others. The visiting dignitary told Rana Tanveer Hussain that Maldivian students are pursuing their higher education especially MBBS in Pakistan’s medical institutes as 6-8 seats are offered to them annually.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

Finance Minister, former US envoy discuss bilateral cooperation

Islamabad, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): Ex-US Ambassador Ms. Robin L. Raphel called on Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on Tuesday. The finance minister welcomed Ms. Robin L. Raphel and shared deep rooted and strong bilateral relations with the United States on economic and trade fronts.

He also shared economic policies and priorities of the government to address the challenging economic and socio-economic development of the population. They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest in the backdrop of Pak-US relations and further deepening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

PM inaugurates Teleschool Pakistan Mobile App

Islamabad, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today inaugurated One School for All, Teleschool Pakistan – Mobile App to provide online education to students from Grade-1 to 12.

Inaugurating the revolutionary step of materializing the vision of digital education in Islamabad this afternoon, he emphasized on promoting online education that can ensure continuity of learning in far flung areas as well as during catastrophes and pandemics. He said we have to invest in our future generations to equip them with modern skills. He said vocational training centers should be established across Pakistan in cooperation with the provincial governments. He said private institutions can be hired in a transparent manner to impart skill education to students.

The Prime Minister also called for supporting orphan and poor students through Education Endowment Fund. He said the federal government is also planning to help Balochistan Government in establishing Danish Schools in the province to provide quality education to the children.

Highlighting importance of quality teachers’ training, Shehbaz Sharif advised the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training to chalk out a coordinated programme in consultation with provinces to equip teachers with modern education and skills. He said teachers’ attendance should be digitized.

The Prime Minister, on the occasion, also distributed chrome books among students.

Earlier, briefing the audience, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain said 22.8 million children are out of school in Pakistan and this initiative will certainly help cater to the educational needs of such students. He said efforts are being made to make Islamabad a model territory in terms of provision of education by bringing the number of out of school children to zero. He said we are also focusing on teacher training and girls’ education.

Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training Waseem Ajmal said digital content of high quality comprising around 6,000 video lessons has been created to impart education to students in all subjects through six digital channels. He said chrome books are also being provided to children with the cooperation of Google for Education.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

‫2023چائنا انٹرنیشنل بگ ڈیٹا انڈسٹری ایکسپو نے ہواوے اور علی بابا سمیت 93 انٹرپرائزز کی نمائش میں شرکت کی تصدیق کردی

گویانگ، چین، 21 مارچ 2023/ژنہوا-ایشیانیٹ/– 17 مارچ کو ، 2023 چائنا انٹرنیشنل بگ ڈیٹا انڈسٹری ایکسپو ایگزیکٹو کمیٹی کے ایگزیبیشن گروپ سے معلوم ہوا ہے کہ اب تک چائنا الیکٹرانکس کارپوریشن ، ہواوے اور علی بابا سمیت 93 انٹرپرائزز نے اس ایکسپو میں شرکت کی تصدیق کی ہے جو اس سال 26 مئی سے 28 مئی تک منعقد ہوگی۔

چین انٹرنیشنل بگ ڈیٹا انڈسٹری ایکسپو 2023

ایکسپو ایگزیبیشن گروپ کے جنرل کانٹیکٹ لو گینگ نے اعلان کیا کہ اس سال ایکسپو چھ آف لائن تھیم نمائشی ہال قائم کرے گی، جن میں بین الاقوامی پویلین، ایسٹ نمبر ویسٹ کیلکولیشن پویلین، ڈیجیٹل انڈسٹری پویلین، انوویشن سین پویلین اور ڈیجیٹل لائف پویلین شامل ہیں۔ ایکسپو کا 320 انٹرپرائزز کو نمائش کی طرف راغب کرنے کا ارادہ ہے ، نئی ٹیکنالوجیز ، نئی مصنوعات ، نئے منصوبوں ، بگ ڈیٹا فیلڈ کی نئی ایپلی کیشنز پر توجہ مرکوز کرتا ہے ، اور نمائش کا علاقہ 60،000 مربع میٹر پر محیط ہے۔ ایکسپو ایگزیبیشن گروپ نے بگ ڈیٹا انڈسٹری سے وابستہ کاروباری اداروں کو شرکت کی دعوت نامے جاری کئے ہیں۔ اب 93 انٹرپرائزز کو نمائش میں حصہ لینے کی تصدیق کی گئی ہے، جن میں 12 بین الاقوامی انٹرپرائزز اور 81 ملکی انٹرپرائزز شامل ہیں۔

ایکسپو پیشہ ورانہ کسٹمائزڈ  نمائشی راستوں سے شروع کرے گی۔ کاروباری اداروں اور صنعت کے اہم علاقوں کی ضروریات پر توجہ مرکوز کرتے ہوئے، پیشہ ورانہ کسٹمائزڈ  نمائش کے راستوں کو ڈیزائن کیا جائے گا جیسے “مشرقی نمبر اور مغربی حساب”، ڈیٹا عنصر گردش، انٹیلجنٹ مینوفیکچرنگ، ڈیٹا سیکیورٹی، اسمارٹ سٹیز اور کلاؤڈ سروسز وغیرہ۔

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Pakistan restores mangroves for economy and ecosystem under CPEC: President PCJCCI

Lahore, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): Moazzam Ghurki, President Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI) said on Monday during a think tank session held at PCJCCI Secretariat that Pakistan has a lot to learn from China’s experience in addressing climate change issues. Recently Sixteen acres of mangrove forest have been successfully restored in the Sonmiani Marsh Dam area of Balochistan by CPEC and it has made smooth progress in the construction of the mangrove biodiversity and mangrove restoration demonstration zones in Pakistan.

He also said that China has come a long way in its fight against climate change and environmental degradation, and Pakistan will benefit from China’s experience including the use of new techniques to counter climate change at home. Pakistan will take a leaf out of China’s book on the successful greening of degraded grasslands, deserts, and restoration of forests he added.

Fang Yulong, Senior Vice President PCJCCI said that according to China Economic Net (CEN), SCSIO is leading a project titled “Database Construction of Mangrove Biodiversity in South Asia and Southeast Asia, and Construction of Anti-Pollution Ecological Restoration Demonstration Zones,” which is being conducted in collaboration with the Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS) in Pakistan.

As part of this project, the research team utilized the R and D technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to apply the mangrove anti-pollution ecological restoration afforestation technology to restore damaged coastal wetlands in Pakistan. He also added that Pakistan has over 5,000 large and small glaciers and more than 100 lakes, which jointly make up the world’s largest fresh water reservoir. But Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries facing the risks of climate change including the melting of glaciers; it is high time for Pakistan to seriously value its natural resources to combat the negative impacts of climate change.

Hamza Khalid, Vice President PCJCCI said that Mangroves, as one of the most productive and diverse ecosystems on Earth, play a crucial role in preventing floods that could affect 39% more people annually if they were absent. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), mangroves are exceptional carbon sinks, with three to five times greater carbon storage capacity than tropical forests, so restoration of such an incredible forest is one of the major milestones of CPEC.

Moazzam Ghurki, President PCJCCI added that we usually react to a disaster once it has happened, instead of preparing ourselves beforehand. The proactive approach of preparedness and foresightedness will save much time, money and lives. Forests have been destroyed in Pakistan over the last 60 to 70 years, and the government has launched several green initiatives including the 10 billion tree Tsunami programme to minimize the influence of global warming. But we should have to seek help from the Chinese model so that we can properly cope with this misery.

Salahuddin Hanif, Secretary General PCJCCI said that mangrove provide fishing-based livelihoods, fuelwood, herd animal forage, and act as a natural barrier against natural disasters. Therefore, this restoration will definitely provide various opportunities to the locals fishermen. He also added that Pakistan is a multi-threat country in terms of climate change vulnerability. It needs to do preventive measures to protect the environment, and the local communities from the ravages of climate change.

For more information, contact:
Media Manager,
Pakistan China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI)
Mega Tower, 309 – 6th Floor, Main Boulevard, Gulberg II,
Lahore, Punjab – Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-35777460-02, +92-42-37032203, +92-42-35874353
Fax: +92-42-35777524
Cell: +92-324-4925611

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Interests of different influential groups being promoted

Islamabad, March 21, 2023 (PPI-OT): The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Tuesday said interests of different influential business groups are being promoted putting national interests and interests of the masses on the backburner which is bleeding the economy. Economy suffers if the interests of shopkeepers become more important for policymakers than the interests of the country.

When the priority is to reward the wholesellers, retailers and property sector and the broker mafia, investment in the industrial sector dwindles hitting production, exports, jobs, and revenue, it said. When the private power plants are the apple of the eye of policymakers, it is no wonder that the circular debt exceeds four thousand billion rupees, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President of PEW.

He said that the share of wholesale and retail businesses in the GDP is about 20 percent, but they are neither taxed nor the markets are closed in the evening because they are supporters of a political party. If this sector is taxed then billions of dollars can be saved and if their prices are controlled then the entire population of the country can get relief but this will never happen, he added.

Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that agriculture is a major sector of the economy but the agricultural income is not being taxed properly. He added that apart from the shopkeepers, the real estate mafia is also given special favours. This sector has been given free rein to loot the public and has been made so profitable that no one is willing to invest in the productive sector.

Due to unbelievable profits in the real-estate sector, industrialists are closing down factories and investing in this sector. Dr. Mughal said that private power plants are another blue-eyed sector that is being promoted at the cost of the country. Instead of expanding the tax net. Indirect taxation has been increased while the existing taxpayers are being squeezed which is not sustainable.

He informed that the six-month economic deficit is Rs1.683 trillion and the current account deficit is up to 3.66 billion dollars. The deficit will exceed nine billion dollars after the containers are released from the port. He said that most of Pakistan’s exports are dependent on the textile sector and the floods have proved that this sector is not immune to the effects of weather. Apart from this favourite sector, IT and other sectors also need some attention. If the policies are not subordinated to the interest of the people, then the country will have no future, he warned.

For more information, contact:
Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW)
402, 4th Floor, Gulistan Khan House, Fazal-e-Haq Road,
82-East, Blue Area, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2510375
Fax: +92-51-2802449
Cell: +92-321-5157671

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