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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018


ECP’s Remarks On ‘International Conspiracy’ to ‘Sabotage’ Upcoming Elections

In 2013, militant and other violence marred the run-up to the election and significantly affected the campaigns of secular, liberal parties on the left May 30, 2018 (DESPARDES/PKONWEB) — Former Senate chairman Raza Rabbani has written letters to key constitutional functionaries suggesting that the Election Commission of Pakistan secretary should be summoned to the Committee of the Whole to enlighten the committee on the international conspiracy regarding the upcoming general elections. On Monday, ECP Secretary Babar Yaqoob, while briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Interior, said that according to hisRead More

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceplane Unity Completes Second Supersonic Test Flight

The second powered flight of Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane featured extra passenger seats; The sleek craft reportedly reached an altitude of nearly 22 miles and a speed of Mach 1.9. May 30,, 2018 (BE2C2) — Space tourism took another step closer to reality as Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity spaceplane fired up its rocket motor and completed its second supersonic flight over the desert in Mojave, California. The rocket fired for 31 seconds, propelling the sleek craft and its two pilots to a supersonic speed of Mach 1.9 (about 1,500 miles perRead More

With ExxonMobil Acquiring 25 Pct Stake In Offshore Drilling in Pakistan, Shale Gas, Oil Could Get Major Boost

Shale oil and gas presents a new outlook for Pakistan which has world’s 9th largest shale gas and oil reserves far greater than total resources available in Central Asian states May 30, 2018 (BE2C2) — In a major development, US energy giant ExxonMobil has acquired 25% stake in offshore oil and gas drilling in Pakistan. An agreement in that regard was signed at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat in Islamabad on Monday among ExxonMobil, Government Holdings Private Limited (GHPL), PPL, Eni and OGDC. Earlier, Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDC), PakistanRead More