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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

 

Sindh Govt Disqualifies All Bids in Healthcare Solar Tender

The World Bank is set to approve a $100 million loan for the Sindh Solar Energy Program (SSEP) May 29, 2018 (BE2C2) — The Government of Sindh Province has rejected submissions from all four bidders in its tender for 352 solar PV systems to electrify primary health facilities. The Directorate of Alternative Energy in the Energy Department noted that the Technical Evaluation Committee report observed that all four bids were not technically qualified and hence rejected. The Committee has also decided that given the disqualifications, the tender may be re-issued.Read More


Pakistan to Export Light Armored Vehicles to Bahrain

May 29, 2018 (BE2C2) — The military industrial complex of Pakistan has signed a deal to export locally manufactured light armored vehicles called ‘Interceptor’ to Bahrain. Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) — a defense industrial complex which manufactures and rebuilds tanks and armored personnel carriers for the military — will be making six Interceptors for the Bahrain National Guards. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between HIT’s chief Lt Gen Muhammad Naeem Ashraf and Lt Gen Mohammed Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the brother of Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa,Read More


London Mosque Accepting Cryptocurrency For Ramadan Donations

May 29, 2018 (BE2C2) — A mosque in East London is hoping to double the amount of charity donations made during Ramadan month by becoming the first in Britain to accept bitcoin payments. The mosque Imam tells Reuters it needs funds to help the poor and accepting bitcoin payments helps it expand its donor base. “It’s like any other currency,” says Imam Abdallah. Islamic scholars differ on whether digital currencies are permissible in Islam because Sharia principles ban monetary speculation. The Ramadan Mosque’s website is accepting digital donations via BitcoinRead More


Ex-Spymaster Durrani Could Face”Conduct Unbecoming” Charges, Barred From Leaving Country

Durrani apparently failed to give a satisfactory reply, which led the army to constitute a Court of Inquiry to be headed by a three-star general to probe the ex-spymaster’s actions May 29, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The Pakistan Army on Monday set up a ‘court of inquiry’ to probe former director general ISI retired Lt Gen Asad Durrani’s collaboration with former Indian spy agency RAW chief A.S. Dulat, on a book recently published in India that has stirred heated controversy. The army has also asked the government to impose travel banRead More


Former Chief Justice Appointed Caretaker PM “To Conduct Free, Fair And Impartial Elections”

May 29, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — The ruling PML-N and opposition parties on Monday announced appointment of former Supreme Court chief justice Nasir ul Mulk as caretaker prime minister. The selection of a former chief justice comes days after the country’s president announced that general elections will be held on July 25 — setting up what would be Pakistan’s second ever democratic transfer of power. “Today is an important day in the democratic history of Pakistan, the name was chosen after consensus was reached,” said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi duringRead More