M. M. ALAM
KARACHI: US Commercial Counselor Steve Knode has noted that Pakistan has great potential for growth in solar power.
He said this while highlighting the significance of Solar Power International (SPI) being held on 10-13 September. SPI is the world’s largest solar power trade show in N. America.
A six-member delegation of Pakistani companies led by US Commercial Service is participating in SPI : “Our initiative to lead a delegation to SPI demonstrates our interest and commitment to showcase best-in-class U.S. technologies that can help Pakistan realize this potential.”
SPI had more than 18,000 industry professionals and 600 manufacturers, service providers and vendors from all over the world.
The participating Pakistani companies will have the opportunity to gain deeper understanding of solar power technologies and business prospects.
At SPI 2017, USCS will provide the Pakistani delegation with complimentary Expo registration, business-to-business matchmaking services with pre-screened U.S. suppliers, and complimentary use of the International Business Center.
Pakistan will be one of more than 30 international delegations led by USCS.
PS: The United States is Pakistan’s largest trading partner, and in 2016, USCS led more than 200 Pakistani business people to 15 U.S. states to build trade ties between the United States and Pakistan. These trade promotion events focus on increasing bi-lateral trade between our nations.
PSX: Bourse closes at 40,248 shedding 17 points!
KARACHI: Continued political noise discouraged investors to the extent that bears forced the bourse close flattish on week’s last trading day.
Rs. 4.5b worth of 106.3m shares were traded today. Value of the shares of 162 companies plummeted, 152 augmented, while 14 remained stagnant.
Power Generation & Distribution, Textile and Banking Sectors led the trading today with 17.8m, 10.8m and 8.7m shares respectively.
Today’s top five traders of shares were: K-Electric Ltd., 25.9m shares (+6.00pc); Azgard Nine: 9.5m shares (+3.23pc); Bank of Punjab, 5.3m shares (-0.72pc); Tri-Star Poly(R), 5.0m shares (-17.78pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 4.0m shares (-0.36pc).
PSX: Bears enter the bourse today forcing it close at 40,266!
KARACHI: Ongoing political noise, particularly the high-drama associated with Finance Minister’s medical leave, had allowed bears enter the bourse today coloring it red causing Benchmark KSE-100 Index shed 326 points.
Rs. 5.4b worth of 102m shares changed hands today. Value of the shares of 203 companies plummeted, 102 augmented while 11 remained stagnant.
Power Generation & Distribution, Technology and Refinery Sectors led the trading with 13.9m, 12.9m and 11.9m shares respectively.
Top five traders of shares today were: K-Electric Ltd., 9.1m shares (-3.57pc); TPL Trakker Ltd., 7.6m shares (+14.14pc); WorldCall Telecom, 7.5m shares (-0.66pc); Byco Petroleum, 7.2m shares (+3.73pc); TRG Pak Ltd., 4.9m shares (-1.89pc).
Unconstitutional diversion of gas to other provinces incurred losses to Sindh: CM
KARACHI: Maintaining that over 1000 mmcfd of gas out of 2,800 mmcfd produced by Sindh is diverted to other provinces, CM Murad Ali Shah said that was incurring heavy financial losses to the gas-producing province.
He was speaking at a session here today convened to prepare for CCI meeting: “If this 1,000 mmcfd gas of Sindh is not diverted to other provinces, Sindh can produce 5,000 megawatts of electricity from it at a rate of Rs8 per unit against Rs15 per unit which we are charged”, he held.
According to the CM Sindh Article 158 of the Constitution recognizes precedence of the right of utilization by the gas-producing province: “This right of our people has been denied”.
Lamenting that thousands of villages in Sindh was deprived of gas and electricity he demanded the implementation of Article 158. He said that a resolution apropos this matter would be presented before SA.
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