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Traffic Plan for 12 Rabi-ul-Awal

Karachi, November 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):On 12th Rabi-ul-Awal 1439, A.H i.e. 1st December-2017 (Friday), main Processions in connection with Jashan-e-Eid-e-Millad un Nabi (S.A.W) will be taken out at M.A. Jinnah Road. Details are as:a) Procession of Dawat-e...

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LPG-Air Mix plants being installed in Balochistan to provide gas to far flung areas

Karachi, November 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Madni Siddiqui, Provincial Head, Balochistan Region, SSGC has said that the Company is following the Government of Pakistan’s directives of installing around 30 LPG-Air Mix plants in the far flung areas of Sindh and Balochistan. Mr. Siddiqui explained that for ensuring gas to those areas that are far off from SSGC’s distribution grid, already three LPG-Air Mix or Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG) plants are currently operational in Gwadar, Noshki and Surab in Balochistan and work on two more plants in Awaran and Bela is nearly completion.

Mr. Siddiqui said this while walking to the media persons at a dinner hosted in honour of the media fraternity of Balochistan region at Serena Hotel, Quetta. The dinner was part of SSGC’s Winter Safety Awareness Campaign launched every winter to propagate messages to the general public about safe use of gas and menace of gas theft.

The Company’s provincial head said that providing gas to the entire Balochistan is among the top priorities of SSGC. He further added that so far 14 districts of the province have been provided natural gas and work is in full throttle to distribute it to other districts too. Mr. Siddiqui assured the audience that if Company’s employees are caught stealing gas they will not be spared and law will take its course on them.

On the subject of Winter Safety Awareness campaign that stresses on safe use of gas-fired appliances, Mr. Siddiqui said that before this yearly Campaign intensified, on average 20 deaths used to be recorded in Balochistan region during winter times. Now primarily due to this mass campaign, the number of fatalities has been reduced to five on average, he said. He added that SSGC will not rest till the number of fatalities comes to zero.

Shahbaz Islam, Head of Corporate Communications, SSGC reiterated that while the Company is running a campaign to rein in gas thieves, true success will come when the media, clerics, general public and other stakeholders whole heartedly start supporting the gas utility in its mission. Mr. Islam said that gas is Pakistan’s lifeline and it is incumbent on every citizen of the country to play his role in saving it for the future generations.

In his speech, Mr. Raza-ur-Rehman, President, Quetta Press Club said that still a lot of places in Balochistan have not yet got the facility of natural gas with the result that a sense of deprivation has been created among the people of the province. He hoped that SSGC would continue to focus on providing gas to a maximum number of areas in the province. Mr. Rehman asked the SSGC management to look into the issue of wrong billing in Balochistan.

Khalid Ahmed, President Balochistan Union of Journalists expressed his happiness at the fact that the number of deaths and injuries from callous use of gas-fired appliances have dipped sharply and credited SSGC for this positive development. He hoped that SSGC will continue to give priority to far flung areas of Balochistan by providing them with natural gas.

In their speeches, local clerics including Maulana Anwar-ul-Haq Haqqani and Professor Arshad Rashid stressed that gas is not just a rare natural resource but inarguably the best and most affordable fuel and as conscientious citizens we must do everything we can do to use it responsibly and ethically.

For more information, contact:
Chief Manager (Media Relations)
Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC)
Corporate Communication Department (Media Relations)
ST-4/B, Block 14, Sir Shah Suleman Road,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
Tel: +92-21-99021773, +92-21-99021000
Fax: +92-21-99231662
Cell: +92-322-2225159
Email: inayatullah@ssgc.com.pk, info@ssgc.com.pk
Web: www.ssgc.com.pk

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Murad Ali Shah forms body to inspect, evaluate under construction, completed road schemes

Karachi, November 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in order to ensure pace and quality of works has directed Planning and Development department to start inspection of the roads being constructed in the province through Annual Development Programme (ADP), Asian Development Bank and Maintenance and Repair (M and R) head and report him.

This he said while presiding over a meeting here at CM House today. The meeting was attended by Minister Works and Services Imdad Pitafi, Chairman P and D Mohammad Waseem, Principal Secretary to CM Sohail Rajput, Secretary Finance Hassan Naqvi, Secretary Work and Services Aijaz Memon, concerned chief engineers and other officers.

The chief minister in the start of the meeting constituted a committee under Chairman P and D Mohammad Waseem with the task to review status of each and every scheme, including release of funds, utilisation of funds, pace of work and quality of work. “I want you to start inspection of the roads and buildings being constructed under different programme and give me report,” he said. The members of the committee would be secretaries of all the departments and DG P and D.

The W and S department has launched 488 road sector schemes in which 396 are on-going and 92 new. The approved cost of the schemes is Rs25772 million against which the government has released Rs15209.126 million and the expenditures are Rs6998.721 million. By the end of current financial year 330 km road would be completed. There are eight on-going buildings schemes launched for Rs228 million against which Rs65.404 million have been released and the expenditures are Rs9.402 million.

The Minister works, Imdad Pitafi told the chief minister that 41 road sector schemes would be completed by June 2018. He added that nine schemes were completed by October 2017. They are widening of Hala-Shahdadpur-Sanghar road for Rs700.133 million, reconstruction of road from Yousif Dahri Mori regulator to Bandhi Manhoro road, Shaheeb Benazirabad for Rs264.024 million, Improvement of Road from Matiari to Allah Dino Sand Road Rs338.773, improvement of road from Ruk to Lakhi of Rs80.97 million, reconditioning of Road from Paljiani Station to Tando Jam via Shahpur for Rs198.671 million, road from Sakrand to Sarhani Rs459.148 million, road from Jhudo Nabisar for Rs115.332 million and construction of Overhead bridge on Railway Southern side of Railway Station Subzi Mandi, Shaheed Benazirabad for Rs252.893 million.

Mr Pitafi told the chief minister that 13 road sector schemes would be completed by December 2017. These roads are Rs622.044 million Mataro Kario Ganhwar to Kharwah, Badin, Rs728.185 million Tando Allahyar-Tando Adam Road, Rs197.06 million road from Deh 170 to Tando Jan Mohammad Distt Mirpurkhas, Rs358.552 million Samaro Jhudo road, and others. On this the chief minister said that the deadline give for the completion of these 13 roads must be complied for. Giving presentation on Sindh Provincial Road Improvement project launched with the assistance of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Rs22750 million, Mr Pitafi said that the works on the six roads under the project was in full swing.

He said that 44-km Thul-Kadhkot Road launched for Rs2,065.2 million has been completed by 46 percent, 36-km Sheranpur-Ratodero Road of Rs1.450 million has been done by 21 percent, 64-km Khyber to Snaghra via Tando Adam Road of Rs2.8 billion has been done by 43.76 percent. 63-km Sanghar to Mirpurkhas via Sindhri Road of Rs2.4 billion has achieved 24 percent progress, 67-km Tando Mohammad Khan to Badin road of Rs3.3 billion has touched 24 percent progress and 54-km Digri to Naukot Road of Rs3.3 billion has achieved 24 percent progress.

The chief minister said that he has given Rs3.4 billion for Maintenance and Repair of 23 roads. He directed Chairman P and D to constitute (M and R) to constitute an inspection team to visit M and R works to ensure their quality. “I would also visit the repair works and it must be done properly,” he said.

The chief minister also directed P and D department to hold another meeting today at 9am (Friday) and review status of each and every schemes so that they all could be completed by end of May. “I would not allow release of funds in June, therefore all the works must be completed by May 2018,” he said.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019 (Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls for foolproof security arrangements in business centres for Eid Milad un Nabi

Islamabad, November 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called upon the local administration and police to arrange foolproof security arrangements at the occasion of Eid Milad un Nabi in comme...

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Pakistan Navy Ships RAHNAWARD and DEHSHAT visit Iran

Islamabad, November 30, 2017 (PPI-OT):Pakistan Navy Ships RAHNAWARD (Tall Training Ship) and DEHSHAT (Fast Attack Craft-Missile) visited Iranian port of Bandar Abbas from 20 – 24 November 2017. The Port Call elicited a warm response and cordial hospitality by both the Iranian Navy and Government. Captain Khalid Pervez, Commander 10th Patrol Craft Squadron, commanded PN Task Group as Mission Commander. The visit was aimed to promote peace and’ security in the region, enhance maritime collaboration and open new avenues of bilateral cooperation between the two friendly regional navies.

During the visit, PN delegation held many important meetings with naval cum military leadership of Iran on matters of mutual interest including calls on to Cdre Hossain Azad (Cdr 1st Naval Zone of IRIN), Capt Mustafa Tajdeeni (Cdr Surface Forces of IRIN), Mr Fereidon (Governor of Hormuzgan Province) and Ayatollah Ghulam Ali Naeemabadi (Representative of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenai). A reception dinner was also hosted during the visit by Mission Cdr onboard PNS RAH NAWARD which was attended by HE Mr Asif Durrani, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, senior Iranian military and civil officials along with military attaches from China, Poland, Germany and Japan.

The visit of PN flotilla to Iran, which is second within a span of one year, amply demonstrates strengthening of cordial relations between Pakistan and Iran based on mutual respect, shared history and culture. Current visit of PN Ships RAHNAWARD and DEHSHAT to neighbouring country Iran has further extended a message of peace and brotherhood, besides a manifestation to explore new vistas to expand bilateral maritime collaboration.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Public Relations,
Pakistan Navy
Naval Headquarters, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-20062326
Cell: +92-300-8506486
Website: www.paknavy.gov.pk

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