revised summer holiday schedule due to heat wave in punjab schools

Revised Summer Holiday Schedule Due to Heat Wave in Punjab Schools

Due to the intense heat wave, the Punjab School Education Department has changed the dates for summer holidays in public and private schools across the province. Now, all government and private schools in Punjab, including Lahore, will be closed from May 25. Punjab Education Minister Rana Sikandar Hayat shared that many private schools had requested…

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iranian president ebrahim raisi and foreign minister killed in helicopter crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister died in a helicopter crash in East Azerbaijan province due to icy weather and mountainous terrain. The crash raised concerns globally, with rescue efforts hindered by harsh conditions. Raisi’s death comes at a time of internal dissent in Iran and international pressure over its nuclear program. He…

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pakistan's solar energy adoption faces taxation hurdles

Pakistan Plans to End Net Metering for Solar Panels, Aims to Reduce Electricity Costs

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has informed the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that it will soon end the net metering policy for rooftop solar panels. The new plan, gross metering, aims to sell more expensive grid electricity to consumers. During ongoing talks with the IMF, Pakistani officials also discussed plans to restructure $15.4 billion of energy debt from…

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investigation launched into neelum jhelum hydropower project issue

Investigation Launched into Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project Issue

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the recent technical problem that stopped power generation at the Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP). He visited Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and told officials at the project to find out what caused the issue quickly. The inquiry began after the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda)…

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pakistan's prime minister orders adjustment of electricity rates to promote solar energy adoption

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Orders Adjustment of Electricity Rates to Promote Solar Energy Adoption

In Pakistan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has instructed the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and Power Division to change the rates for buying back electricity. This is because more and more people are using solar energy. They had a meeting recently, where they talked about how many people are starting to use solar energy…

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government raises petrol and diesel prices

Expected Drop in Petrol Prices in Pakistan Amid Global Oil Price Dip

The federal government is planning to lower petrol prices in Pakistan starting from May 16, thanks to the decline in global oil prices. International oil prices dropped by $6.32 per barrel, reaching $99.93, and diesel prices also went down recently. According to reports, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) has recommended reducing petroleum prices…

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