Fertilizer plants on SNGPL supply network: Govt accused of violating gas distribution policy
The Federal government is reportedly violating its own gas distribution policy for fertilizer plants: plants being run on gas provided by Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) are not getting equal and fair treatment despite already defined distribution and rotation formulas. more... (BR)
Conversion to coal-fired power generation
THE federal government plans to convert its oil/gas-based power stations to coal-fired plants since price of imported fuel oil is rapidly increasing, whereas supply of indigenous natural gas is falling. The power sector is heavily dependent on residual fuel oils (RFO), and conversion to coal is seen as the only sustainable option. more... (D)
LPG prices may rise by Rs14.5 per kg
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) prices are expected to increase by Rs14.5 per kilogramme following an increase in the Saudi Aramco Contract Price (Saudi CP) for the month of October, a spokesman of the LPG industry said on Sunday.
Automobiles: ‘Influx of imports adversely impacting operations’
“Non-production days (NPDs) at Indus Motor Company (IMC) plants are due to the huge influx of imported used cars which affected the demand of locally produced cars negatively,” said IMC Chairman Ali S Habib while answering shareholders’ concerns on downbeat production schedule during the company’s 23rd annual general meeting held on Saturday. more... (ET)
Business district for Islamabad
AT the fag-end of its rule, the PPP-led coalition government is making a delayed move to embark on a tricky civil service reform — monetisation of housing facility for government officers.The plan comes in the wake of an all pervasive institutional mismanagement — a major snag in improving public service delivery. Effective civil service reforms could lead to better governance and improved delivery system.
PPP stands by dual national voters’
Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that despite all challenges, Pakistan is making its first constitutional and peaceful transfer of power to a new democratic government. Addressing the International Convention of PPP late Saturday night, where he received the “Voice of Democracy” award, Bilawal said Pakistan had been transformed from a dictatorship into a democracy. more... (D)