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November 28, 2018


Karachi water tanker rate hits Rs6,000 after Hub ban

KARACHI: A ban on filling tankers from Lasbela Canal has dried up supply to Karachi’s Mawach Goth, Baldia, Naval Colony, Ittehad Town, Orangi Town, Gadap. “A water tanker which normally costs Rs2000 wasn’t available even at a whopping price of Rs6000,” shouted PSP MPA Saifuddin Khalid in the Sindh Assembly. He decided to protest by…

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April 23, 2018


Water shortage in Karachi to be met through tankers

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Karachi water board to provide water to the water-affected areas of the city, particularly District West where at least one million gallon additional water is required. He issued these directives today while presiding over a high-level meeting at the Committee Room of the Finance department…

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April 23, 2018


Japan shippers plan to order 90 new LNG tankers worth $17.6 billion by 2020

TOKYO/SINGAPORE: Japan's top shippers plan to order around 90 new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers worth about 1.8 trillion yen ($17.61 billion) by 2020 as they gear up to transport rising volumes of the super chilled fuel from North America and Australia.The expansion plans reflect rising LNG demand in nuclear-free Japan to generate electricity and…

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November 29, 2013


Balochistan: Two oil tankers destroyed in Mastung

Staff ReportQUETTA: Two oil tankers of a private firm were destroyed in an attack by gunmen near Balochistan’s Mastung area here on Thursday, SAMAA reported.According to reports received so far, gunmen attacked the Karachi-bound oil tankers near Mastung, as a result of which one tanker caught fire.The blaze also engulfed a passenger bus standing nearby,…

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August 1, 2013


Iran believes U.S. drone was spying on oil tankers: report

DUBAI: Iran believes a U.S. drone targeted by its forces this month was gathering intelligence on oil tankers off its shores, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander told the semi-official Mehr news agency on Sunday.Washington said Iranian warplanes opened fire on an unarmed U.S. drone over international waters on Nov. 1. Iran said it had repelled…

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November 11, 2012


All Pakistan Oil Tankers Association not ready to resume NATO supply

Staff ReportKARACHI: The All Pakistan Oil tankers Association (APOTA) has refused to resume NATO supply until drivers and cleaners are not rendered insurance cover, SAMAA reported on Wednesday.Meer Yousaf Shahwani, Chairman of APOTA, said in a statement this day that the oil and vehicles used for NATO troops’ supply used to insured but the drivers…

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July 4, 2012


Oil tankers body supports CNG strike

Staff ReportLAHORE: The Oil Tankers Owners Association (OTOA) has announced its support for the CNG Association and has decided to observe a strike on June 11. OTOA Punjab President Nadeem Abbas told SAMAA that the strike would be observed at the directive of All Pakistan Tankers Association Chairman Muhammad Yousuf Shahwani. He said that tax…

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June 9, 2012


Tankers torched on National Highway

SAMAA’s reporter covers the incident of clash between transporters who torched oil tankers and blocked National Highway in protest.

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February 20, 2012


Assailants torch NATO tankers in Quetta

Staff ReportQUETTA: Fire engulfed several containers, carrying fuel supplies for coalition forces in Afghanistan, after a rocket attack at a NATO terminal in Kharotabad area of Quetta, SAMAA reported on Thursday. According to eyewitnesses, gunshots and explosions were heard after the rocket attack. Police said that unknown men riding a motorcycle fired shots at NATO…

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December 8, 2011


Four NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan

SHIKARPUR: Gunmen on Thursday torched four oil tankers in southern Pakistan carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan, police said. Gunmen attacked the vehicles, parked at a roadside restaurant near the agricultural town of Shikarpur, 400 kilometres (250 miles) north of Karachi, police official Ashraf Chandio told AFP by telephone. The assailants fired several rounds…

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October 13, 2011


Four NATO tankers torched in Shikarpur

Staff ReportSHIKARPUR: Unidentified persons set ablaze four tankers carrying fuel supply for coalition forces in Afghanistan, SAMAA reported on Monday. According to reports, the attack sparked fire, which engulfed four tankers. Traffic was suspended for hours due to the attack.After getting information, police and rangers surrounded the area and launched search for the suspects. SAMAA

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September 26, 2011


Gunmen torch 19 NATO oil tankers in Mastung

Staff Report MASTUNG: Suspected militants attacked a convoy of tankers carrying fuel supplies for coalition forces in Afghanistan, torching 19 vehicles. The attack took place on Sibi-Quetta Highway in Mastung District of Balochistan. Fire brigade teams were brought to Mastung from Quetta to extinguish the blaze that could be seen several kilometers away. Security forces…

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August 22, 2011


Militants destroy 16 NATO fuel tankers

Staff ReportKHYBER AGENCY: Officials said unidentified gunmen in Muzaffargarh and Khyber Agency have set on fire more than 16 tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan, SAMAA reported Monday.Officials said that late Monday, an explosion at a terminal at the Torkham border crossing in the Khyber Agency destroyed at least three tankers. Minutes…

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August 16, 2011


13 NATO tankers torched in Peshawar

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: At least 13 containers carrying fuel supplies for coalition forces in Afghanistan were torched in Peshawar following an oil tanker’s explosion on Saturday evening.The explosion took place at a time when the tankers were about to leave a terminal in Peshawar.As a result of the explosion, the fire engulfed over 10 tankers, destroying…

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August 6, 2011


NATO oil tankers destroyed in Khyber Agency

Staff Report KHYBER AGENCY: Two oil tankers, supplying oil to the NATO forces, have been destroyed in a bomb blast here on Friday. According to the government sources, the incident occurred in Landikotal area. The terrorists had planted a bomb on a tankers that blasted later, destroying the oil tankers. Traffic remained suspended on the…

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July 29, 2011


Two NATO tankers attacked in Shikarpur

Staff Report SHIKARPUR: Unknown gunmen riding a bike attacked two NATO tankers, carrying fuel supplies for coalition forces in Afghanistan, in Shikarpurt district of Sindh. The attack took place at Lodri area of Shikarpur.The tankers caught fire after the attack. There are no immediate reports of casualties. According to latest reports, fire brigade teams are…

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July 22, 2011


Bomb destroys seven NATO oil tankers in Pakistan

TORKHAM: At least seven tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan were gutted Monday when a bomb planted in one of the vehicles exploded at a terminal in Pakistan, officials said. “A bomb fitted with a timer blew up an oil tanker. It triggered fire that engulfed six more tankers,” local administration official Shahar…

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June 14, 2011


7 NATO tankers catch fire near Torkham

Staff Report TORKHAM: Seven NATO tankers caught fire after an explosion that occurred in the parking near Pak-Afghan border on Tuesday. According to the sources, the fire was intense and could spread more. This is the fourth time that such kind of incident has occurred in one month’s period in the area. At least 42…

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June 7, 2011


One killed, 3 injured in NATO oil tankers’ crash in Nowshehra

Staff ReportNOWSHEHRA: At least one driver killed and three others sustained injuries as three NATO oil tankers crashed into each other on G.T. Road in Nowshehra, SAMAA reported on Thursday.According to police, three NATO tankers carrying oil were going from Karachi to Peshawar. Owing to reckless driving those three tankers crashed into each other on…

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May 26, 2011


Oil tankers’ strike ends but petrol still missing from fuel pumps

Staff ReportKARACHI: The indefinite strike of oil tankers ended early morning today but after passage of half day yet petrol is missing from the fuel pumps, SAMAA reported on Thursday. Today’s morning, All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association (APOTOA) announced to call off its strike after getting approval of 45% increase in transport fares.The notification…

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May 5, 2011

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