Tag Archives: Villages

Power supply restored to tornado-hit villages

SIALKOT – The teams of GEPCO have restored the suspended electricity supply to the 15 tornado-hit villages near Head Marala, Sialkot. Gujranwala GEPCO Chief Executive Muhammad Ibrahim Majoka disclosed this while talking to journalists.
JI LEADER PASSES AWAY: Sialkot-based 78-year-old exporter and Jamaat-e-Islami Sialkot leader Professor Muhammad Ameen Javaid passed away after protracted illness. He was the father of ex-district nazim and former Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and

Construction of 22 model villages starts on 15th

LAHORE – Presiding over a high-level meeting, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said construction of 22 model villages in the flood-affected areas of the province would start on March 15. These villages would be completed and handed over to the affected within 90 days, he added.
Shahbaz said the model villages, equipped with necessary facilities, would introduce a new culture in these areas, adding that the completion of construction within the timeframe was the

Rs 200m projects opened in Bajwat villages

SIALKOT – A warm welcome was accorded to Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on her arrival at her native village Koobey Chak in Bajwat here on Sunday for the first time after getting the portfolio of federal minister for information and broadcasting.
She spent a busy day in Sialkot along with PPP leaders, AJK President Raja Zulqarnain and Gilgit-Baltistan Chief Minister Syed Mehdi Shah. Raja Zulqarnain and Syed Mehdi Shah jointly inaugurated several development projects worth Rs 200 million

Tent villages in remote areas multiplying IDPs’ miseries

PESHAWAR – Thousands of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) from border and troubled regions of Mohmand Agency were facing numerous hardships in the tent villages established in remote areas within the tribal territory. Owing to the latest terrorist attacks and clashes between the security forces and militants, tribesmen from Khawezai, Dawezai, Saagi and Sooran were abandoning their homes and making efforts to get shelter in safe areas.
Unlike past, the political administration

100 villages will get Sui gas

DASKA – Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) has completed a project of providing Sui gas to Pasrur tehsil’s 100 villages while the rest of the villages will be provided with the facility soon. According to reliable sources, the construction of all the inter-city roads in Pasrur would begin at the end of this month.
The source said the construction of Charwa-Chawinda Road was also under way and after the completion of this project, the easy access of the far-off bordering villages

AIDING THE FLOOD-HIT – Construction of 13 model villages to start from 25th: CM

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday said that reconstruction programme for the flood affected villages was in progress and construction of 13 model villages will be started formally from January 25 in various areas of the calamity-stricken districts.
He was presiding over a meeting in Lahore regarding the construction of model villages in flood affected areas. The meeting reviewed the pace of implementation of construction of model villages.

Iran quake kills seven, wrecks villages

TEHRAN – A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran, wrecking villages, bringing down power lines, and killing up to seven people and injuring hundreds more, Iranian media reported on Tuesday.
The late Monday quake, with its epicentre near the town of Hosseinabad in Kerman province, was followed by more than 30 further tremors, including one of 5.0 magnitude, the Mehr news agency said, quoting the geophysics department of Tehran university. State media reported that mild

Punjab govt’s Model Villages project likely to fail

The Punjab government has pledges for the construction of only 1,346 houses from various donors against its plans of building over than 20,000 houses under the Model Villages project.
Data available with Pakistan Today revealed that only seven percent of the houses could be constructed in accordance with the pledges made by various donors. The government would need Rs 6 billion to construct 204 model villages. However, neither does the government have the funds for