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PM Nawaz will open new doors of employment: Shahbaz

SHEIKHUPURA: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was elected for opening new doors of employment in the country, Samaa reported. Addressing the inauguration ceremony of LNG-based Bhikki power plant, Sharif said that the sit-in staged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in 2014 brought a great deal of harm to…

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Khawaja Asif breaks silence on Nandipur plant fire

ISLAMABAD: Federal Power Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday broke his silence on suspicious fire which gutted record of the multi-billion rupee Nandipur Power Project. Asif claimed that the Nandipur project record was set on fire to hide oil theft from the plant. “We are holding investigations into the fire incident and it is proving result-oriented,”…

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Khawaja Asif rejects reports on Nandipur Power Project corruption

ISLAMABAD:  Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday said the Nandipur Power project was being executed in a transparent manner. Setting aside the reports regarding financial embezzlement and corruption in the project, the minister informed the National Assembly Standing Committee on Water and Power that the government believed in fairplay and transparency….

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Asif says Nandipur project commission cleared govt

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water & Power  Khawaja Asif Wednesday said the inquiry commission formed to probe Nandipur Power Project misappropriations had affirmed that official figure of –Rs 58.416 billion– the cost  of the project was correct. Addressing a press conference along with Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid here, he…

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Frustrated by power crisis, Pakistan changes tack

KARACHI: Pakistan’s government, struggling to fulfil election promises to end daily power cuts, is shifting from big generation projects to less splashy reforms including new transmission systems, privatisation and better management. Since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif came to office in 2013, his government announced a string of big-ticket power plants that have failed to live…

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Tareen vows to continue exposing govt corruption

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) central leader Jahangir Khan Tareen that his party always played a positive role on every national issue and vowed to continue the role of opposition wherever the government’s corruption is found. Talking in a special talk to SAMAA, Tareen reacted to the statement of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying, “The PTI…

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Imran vows action if PTI MPAs oppose CoI bill

ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Tuesday said if any member of the provincial assembly (MPA) belonging to his party voted against Conflict of Interest (CoI) bill, he would be expelled from the party. “Any PTI MP in KP Assembly who opposes Conflict of Interest Bill, which is part of PTI’s commitment to the…

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Mafia hatching conspiracies against LNG import: Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a mafia was hatching conspiracies against import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the government has signed a short term agreement with Qatar to purchase the LNG at the cheapest price in Asia. Under the agreement, Qatar would charge $7.7 per cft gas…

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No corruption in Nandipur Power Project, says Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday rejected corruption allegations in Nandipur Power Project. “There was no corruption occurred during the present government rather it was a technical issue in the Furnace Oil Treatment Plant which the government was trying to settle,” Khaqan said while talking to a news channel…..

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Nandipur power project to be converted on gas next year: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Mohammad Asif said on Monday said the Nandipur Power Project would be converted on gas next year which would help reduce its per unit cost to a considerable level. Rejecting the news items that a unit electricity cost would be Rs 22, he said after conversion of the…

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Audit of Nandipur power project to be conducted: Abid

MULTAN: State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said on Saturday that audit of the Nandipur power project would be conducted. Talking to media at local airport, he said that Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif had justified all allegations regarding Nandipur power project. He said that they had presented…

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‘Main Mazratkhwa Hoon’

In what appears to be an ill-prepared press conference, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif kept on saying ‘sorry’. Watch SAMAA’s report.

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Punjab chief minister asks media to shun media trial

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday rejected allegations of a private news channel regarding Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park and said it was providing power to the national grid. He was addressing a press conference here at the PML-N Secretariat Model Town on Wednesday. Shahbaz said the Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park of 100 Mega Watt…

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