Pakistan finds answer in oil as gas shortage hits power sector

A fisherman stands in his boat as a liquid natural gas tanker (LNG) passes the coast near Havana on June 28, 2009. (REUTERS/File)
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Updated 21 January 2021

Pakistan finds answer in oil as gas shortage hits power sector

January 21: S&P Global states that a sharp squeeze in domestic gas availability and the surge in LNG prices that has pushed up the cost of gas-based power generation have prompted Pakistan to turn to oil for power, a trend that could result in robust fuel oil consumption in coming months, analysts told S&P Global Platts.

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PM accepted PML-N challenge for re-polling in 20 polling stations in NA-75: Shibli

Updated 24 February 2021

PM accepted PML-N challenge for re-polling in 20 polling stations in NA-75: Shibli

February 24: The Nation report by Nokhaiz Sahi states that Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Tuesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had accepted the challenge of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for re-polling at 20 polling stations in NA-75.

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Presidential reference: Can vote be seen without violating secrecy, asks SC

Updated 24 February 2021

Presidential reference: Can vote be seen without violating secrecy, asks SC

February 24: The News report by Sohail Khan states that hearing the presidential reference seeking its opinion on holding the upcoming Senate elections through the open ballot, the Supreme Court on Tuesday inquired whether there was any mechanism through which the vote cast could be checked without affecting secrecy.

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Broadsheet ends up paying £20,000 to Sharifs

Updated 24 February 2021

Broadsheet ends up paying £20,000 to Sharifs

February 24: The Express Tribune states that Broadsheet LLC — the UK-based asset recovery firm – has paid £20,000 to the family of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after withdrawing its claim over the family’s Avenfield property in London, reports said on Tuesday.

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10-judge bench constituted to review Isa case

Updated 24 February 2021

10-judge bench constituted to review Isa case

February 24: Dawn report by Nasir Iqbal states that a 10-judge bench of the Supreme Court will formally commence hearing of a set of review petitions in the Justice Qazi Faez Isa case from next month after Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed on Tuesday decided the matter that had been referred to him a day ago by a six-member review bench to determine if the same or a larger bench hear the review petitions.

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US, Taliban to enforce peace pact, hopes Pakistan

Updated 24 February 2021

US, Taliban to enforce peace pact, hopes Pakistan

February 24: Pajhwok report by S.Muddasir Ali Shah states that the United States of America and Taliban will continue to comply with their last year’s peace pact, Pakistan’s foreign minister hopes.

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