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No new gas connections for commercial users

LAHORE – The provision of new gas connections for industrial and commercial use would halt for one or two months, sources in Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) told Pakistan Today on Monday. Prime Minister Yosaf Raza Gilani on Sunday said that provision of new gas connections would halt for the next six months. The SNGPL officials said that the government was not in a mood of stopping gas connections for domestic use, as it could result in the loss of public support for the

Pak-Afghan transit trade – Supply of commercial, NATO cargo resumes

KARACHI – The supply of commercial and strategic cargo to Afghanistan under Pak-Afghan Transit Trade (PATT) has resumed after witnessing over a month-long suspension, Pakistan Today learnt Monday.
According to importers and transporters, at least 10,000, Afghanistan-bound TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), carrying commercial and non-commercial cargo, were stuck up at the country’s seaports.
The supply of goods to the neighbouring landlocked country had come to a complete

Supply of commercial, NATO cargo to Afghanistan halts

KARACHI – The transportation of commercial and strategic cargo to Afghanistan under the Pak-Afghan Transit Trade (PATT) has come to a complete halt, Pakistan Today learnt Wednesday.
According to well-placed sources, the suspension came after the National Logistic Cell (NLC) and the Customs authorities stopped clearing the Afghanistan-bound commercial and strategic cargo in view of the ongoing probe into the alleged disappearance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)

All the way from China to the commercial hub of country

KARACHI – A Chinese delegation of 100 young members visited the University of Karachi (KU) on Wednesday in connection with a memorandum of understanding signed between Pakistan and China to exchange the youth of both countries for promoting an interactive environment on both sides. The members of the delegation included artists, workers, students etc.
Talking to the delegation, KU Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Pirzada Qasim said that the year 2011 should be regarded as the year of

CDA auctions 13 commercial, 16 residential plots

ISLAMABAD – Cash-strapped Capital Development Authority (CDA) sold 13 commercial and 16 residential plots for Rs 1.42 billion during an open auction held at Aabpara Community Center in the last two days. The commercial plots were sold for Rs 1.18 billion on Wednesday and the residential ones for Rs. 246.1 million on Tuesday.
The auction was supervised by Member Finance Saeed-ur-Rehman helped by Member Estate SM Farooqi, Member Planning and Design Abdul Jabbar Melano, deputy

Pakistan, Turkey must develop commercial and business links

KARACHI: Pakistan should expand its tourism and business links with Turkey, underling the need to strengthen the relationship between the two Islamic partners. Turkey, in recent years, has focused on developing and consolidating its ties within the Middle East and the Ummah.
Turkish Airlines (TA) Country Manager Utku Yazan highlighted the potential of tourism and business in Turkey and Pakistan, in an interview to Pakistan Today. Turkey has attempted to facilitate the entry of

J-Block park won’t be turned into commercial plaza for now

LAHORE: Succumbing to stiff public pressure, the Model Town Society (MTS) has shelved its controversial plan to convert the J-Block park into a commercial plaza and constituted a eight-member committee to decide the park’s fate measuring 55 kanals located at the right side of the Model Town Morr’s entrance, Pakistan Today has learnt.
The decision was taken place during the society’s annual general meeting held at the MTS Head Office on Sunday after some society members blasted

Commercial use of residential units goes unchecked

In spite of increasing security threats the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration is unable to take action against several house owners who are using their houses for commercial purposes. This act is not only a blatant violation of building by-laws, but also creates serious security problems.
“The illegal use of residential houses not only increasing house shortage but also creates security problems, as most of