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First Islamabad-Istanbul Train Reaches Turkey

First Islamabad-Istanbul Train Reaches Turkey

First Islamabad-Istanbul Train Reaches Train Reaches Turkey After Nearly 10 Years LAHORE: On Monday, January 3, 2022, the first freight train connecting Istanbul and Islamabad via Tehran arrived in Ankara via Lahore, Taftan, and Zahedan, completing a 17-day journey in just 13 days. However, a second train to Turkey is already on its way. "The first train that went on December 21 from Islamabad...

Bhara Kahu Bypasss

Construction Of Bhara Kahu Bypass: SAPM Ali Nawaz

Construction of the Bhara Kahu Bypass is scheduled to begin in November ISLAMABAD: The much-anticipated elevated four-lane Bhara Kahu Bypass on the busiest route of Murree Road will begin construction in November 2021. This was said by Ali Nawaz Awan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Capital Development Authority (CDA) Affairs, during a public gathering in Bhara Kahu on Sunday, October...

Swat’s Hidden Gem Chukail Banda

Swat’s Hidden Gem: Chukail Banda

Chukail Banda the valley of Mankial #Swat , is one of the most beautiful & unexplored places in the valley Snuggled in the safe shade of Swat's Mankial Peaks is Chukail Banda, a meadow boasting green pastures 🌲 🍃 and picturesque beauty 🎑 🏞. Chukail Banda (Valley) 🏔 is located in the north of the Serai Valley. Its  85 km from the city of Mingora. The height of the belt is more than...

Malam Jabba festival

WINTER FESTIVAL KICKS OFF IN MALAM JABBA

SWAT VALLEY The Malam Jabba Winter Sports Festival 2020 started in the scenic tourist resort Malam Jabba in Swat Valley from January 17. GAMES IN WINTER FESTIVAL Besides snowboarding games, traditional foods and music festival is also part of the gala to entertain the tourists and visitors. The Tourism Department had also arranged the thrilling snowboarding games, championship at the Malam Jabba resort...

Gwadar's project

FIRST GWADAR PROJECT GETS POWER FROM NATIONAL GRID

China, Pakistan Economic Corridor, has connected two mega housing projects in Gwadar to the National grid. Authorities have approved the electrical connections. Electrical connections were approved and installed in the China, Pakistan Investment Corporation’s (CPIC) projects: International Port City and China Pak Golf Estates. These are the first residential communities in Gwadar’s private sector....

LDA

LDA CLAIMS IMPROVED BUSINESS FACILITATION AMID COVID

LDA CLAIMS IMPROVED BUSINESS To facilitate the construction sector in line with the package announced by Prime Minister Imran Khan to achieve desired results through Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) reforms, Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has geared up its efforts to serve public amid Covid-19. Introduced EoDB reforms and set up Al-Khidmat Centre at their office in Johar Town in mid-July 2020....

Rawalpindi's beautification project

RAWALPINDI’S BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT APPROVED

RAWALPINDI’S BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT The project to convert twisting lanes of almost 300 year old bazaars of the old city area to pedestrian-only heritage trail got official approval on Wednesday (30.DEC.2020). Meanwhile, the special city beautification committee has approved the project-concept (PC) I for the conversion of streets passing through different old markets into proper walking...

CDA TO LAUNCH F-13 sector Islamabad

MINISTER ASKS CDA TO LAUNCH F-13 SECTOR

CDA TO LAUNCH F-13 SECTOR Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed issued a number of directives to the city managers during his maiden visit to the Capital Development Authority (CDA) headquarters. The meeting was held on Wednesday (30.12.2020). The projects include launching of F-13 residential sector for the low-income group. Moreover, they are executing a number of projects for the city. Talking to...

Reforms for construction sector

CONSTRUCTION SECTOR, PM ANNOUNCES RELIEF PACKAGE

Fulfilling a major demand of the construction industry, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday granted one-year extension in date for the fixed tax regime, till Dec 31, 2021. He made this decision to boost economic activity and create employment opportunities. PM made the announcement after chairing a review meeting on progress in the construction sector. In addition, he termed the extension a New Year gift...

PAKISTAN DRONE POLICY

PAKISTAN TO FORM ITS FIRST EVER DRONE POLICY

PAKISTAN FIRST EVER DRONE POLICY Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday (22.DEC.2020) ordered the formulation of Pakistan’s own first ever drone policy. Following a media briefing, the decision came from Federal Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on the use of drones in various fields. The PM noted that drones could be used to fulfill the tasks not only in agriculture,...

Dadocha Dam

FUNDS GIVEN TO FWO FOR DADOCHA DAM DEVELOPMENT

The Punjab government has disbursed PKR 150 million to the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) to commence with the development work on the Dadocha Dam. FWO will start the work within two to three weeks, according to a news report published on December 19. DETAILS OF DADOCHA DAM According to the details, FWO will complete the work on Dadocha Dam at a cost of PKR 6.429 billion. A senior official of the...

Toyota

TOYOTA TO LAUNCH 3-WHEELED EV’S IN PAKISTAN

The new Electric Vehicle (EV) policy is geared to propel a massive paradigm shift in the Pakistani automotive industry. In a relevant development as per a report shared by Dawn, Toyota is planning to introduce a range of electric tricycles to the Pakistani market. Reportedly, Hiroyuki Toyoda, the Chairman of T-Trike Company (a subsidiary of Toyota Motors), and Rana Abid Hussain, the President of the...

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