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Risk of Mass-migration from Quetta City Looms if the Government fails to build or delay the construction of dams

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article image QUETTA: IUCN Pakistan and Taraqee Foundation in partnership with the US-Pakistan Centre for Advanced Studies in Water, MUET, Jamshoro (with support from University of Utah, USA); and the Government of Balochistan organized a two-day Expert Consultation on Strengthening Research-Policy Interface Improving Water Management in Balochistan at Serena Hotel Quetta today. The Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Muhammad Khan Achakzai was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The participants of the…Read More

Appointment of VCs for nine KP universities suffers more delay

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STAFF REPORT PSR: The process of appointment of full-time vice chancellor of nine public sector universities of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa may suffer more delay due to reservations about qualification of some final candidates. It is learned that Pervez Khattak Chief Minister KP has returned the summary to Higher Education Commission (HEC) to submit separate case for each universities. The candidates for University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Peshawar, and Technology University, Nowshera…Read More

3G/4G auction may face a year delay

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: A consultant hired by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has deemed that the market will not be ready for another 3G/4G spectrum auction for at least another year. The PTA commissioned an investigation into the matter by InterConnect Communications, which submitted a report following meetings with the country’s five mobile operators as well as various other stakeholders. The report found that mobile operators are already contending with low…Read More

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Telecom licences auctions facing regular delay

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The government is yet to start the process of holding the second round sale of 3G/4G licenses as planned in the budget 2014-2015, depriving the national kitty from Rs 56 billion. The government had not announced the process of holding the auction of 3G/4G licenses despite passing of almost three quarters (July-March) of the ongoing fiscal year. The incumbent government in the budget 2014-2015 had kept Rs 56 billion in non-tax revenue in the budget, which was…Read More

Rawal Lake cleaning project may delay

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A project to clean Rawal Lake and Simly Dam faces possible delay as the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration has failed to submit a PC-1 of the project to the Finance Ministry. Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) and civic authorities of the twin cities had agreed in October last to install four water treatment plants at Rawal Lake in the first phase. The ICT was to prepare and submit a PC-1 to the ministry but the plan has not been prepared yet…Read More

Procurement delay hinders Uch gas development project

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article image Baluchistan is a prolific province for provenance and abundance of gas reservoirs in Pakistan. The Uch Gas field was discovered in year 1955 located about 67 km southeast of Dera Bugti in Baluchistan by Pakistan Petroleum Ltd. Following a detailed study, OGDCL adopted a development plan to enhance the production capacity of the field to 220-380 MMCFD per day. It will be a slip-up not to mention here multifaceted humongous turmoil of energy crisis pestering number of Industries resulting…Read More

Auction of 3G licence may face further delay

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STAFF REPORT IBD: The new generation technology 3G that is being delayed since long will take several months more to be launched as the government is seemingly unable to form any policy regarding the new technology in the absence of Chairman Pakistan Telecom Authority.It is pertinent to mention here that the posts of PTA Chairman and two other top level members of the authority are still vacant and in the absence of these officials no further advancement on 3G can be made.As per constitution of…Read More

Govt urged not to delay 3G/4G licences auction

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: ICT experts recommended the government to immediately auction 3G/4G licences in the country as the inaction in this regard would hamper growth in the telecom sector as well as causing losses to national economy. They also urged the government to focus on setting obligatory performance benchmarks rather than mere generate revenues during the licence auction process.The experts were discussing the subject at the SDPI’s Study Group meeting on ICT with emphasis on "Adoption…Read More