2013 may turn bad for telecom industry

STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan’s telecommunication industry is expected to face bad times in the year 2013; the callings rates go up and the industry as a whole will be focusing on regulatory side of the market to affect growth while the third generation mobile spectrum auction will further get delayed, predicted the IT and Telecom market experts.The year 2012 had been a very active one for the telecom industry with the sector reaching the mark of 120 million subscribers. Mobilink and Zong entered

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Pakistan continues with controversial plan to turn coal into diesel

PAKISTAN IS pushing ahead with a controversial plan to produce synthetic diesel through underground gasification of its vast coal deposits in the Thar desert in Sindh province. According to the precise estimates, the Thar carries the world’s second biggest coal deposits amounting to around 185 billion tons which have the cost of three trillion dollars in the international market.However, the Thar Underground Coal Gasification project had hung in the balance for the last 14 months following the

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