Qatar to Invest in Pakistan’s Upcoming LNG Terminal

Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), will invest in Pakistan’s next import terminal to serve one of the fastest-growing markets for supercooled fuel.

According to persons acquainted with the situation, Qasim Terminal Holding Co., a subsidiary of Qatar Energy, has approached the government of Pakistan for permission to acquire stakes in Energas Terminal Pvt, reported BloombergNEF.

Qatar Energy and Energas have yet to comment with reference to this development, while the Competition Commission of Pakistan has also declined to make an official statement in this regard.

The report says that the development has taken place as Qatar expects to significantly boost production over the next 10 years while hunting for new fuel buyers. With its latest long-term arrangement set to begin this year, Qatar is currently Pakistan’s largest gas supplier.

With a capacity to import 1 billion cubic feet of gas per year, the Energas terminal will be the country’s largest. Pakistan has two LNG terminals, and Energas and Mitsubishi Corp. of Japan are competing to build the country’s first two private plants.

It has been determined that over the next five years, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Thailand will dominate LNG expansion in upcoming Asia markets. According to BloombergNEF, the LNG imports of these countries will nearly quadruple between 2021 and 2025.

Source: Pro Pakistani

Survival of country in strengthening of moral values of its people: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan says survival of the country is in strengthening of moral values of its people.

Chairing a review meeting regarding the progress on Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority in Islamabad today [Thursday], he said life of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatim-un-Nabiyeen provides the best guidance to improve moral values.

The Prime Minister said Rehmatul-lil-Aalameen Authority is pivotal to improve morality at the national level. He said the authority will prove to be helpful in ensuring implementation of Seerat-e-Tayyaba in practical life through research in school, college, university and media.

The Prime Minister directed to hold research on the Islamic family system and its positive impacts on society.

Source: Radio Pakistan

New Delhi fails to break their resolve despite endless atrocities against Kashmiris

Pakistan’s Ambassador to China, Moin-ul-Haque says despite endless atrocities of Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris New Delhi has failed to break their resolve.

Addressing a function in connection with ‘Kashmir Black Day’ observed with solemnity at Embassy of Pakistan in Beijing, he said Indian repression in Occupied Kashmir has especially become more intensified and horrifying levels after August 2019’s illegal and unilateral actions of the Indian occupation authorities.

The Ambassador said entire Pakistani nation had and would continue to stand with their Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for self-determination.

He also appreciated the principled stance of China on Kashmir dispute and China’s support in raising the issue at the United Nations Security Council.

The messages of the President and Prime Minister were also read during the event.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PPP, PMLN era loans’ repayment hampers subsidy on essential commodities: Information Minister

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says government is unable to give subsidy on daily use items especially edibles and petroleum products due to repayment of foreign loans taken by previous governments.

Addressing the oath taking ceremony of Pakistan Television Employees Union in Islamabad today [Thursday], he said from 1947 to 2008, Pakistan took loans amounting to six thousand billion rupees to execute mega projects and build institutions.

He said, while twenty-three thousand billion rupees were borrowed during past two tenures of Pakistan People’s Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

He said prices of petroleum products in the international market have witnessed a sharp rise and Pakistan has to import oil products.

The Minister said the PPP and PML-N, during their tenures, ruined the national institutions like PTV, Radio Pakistan and PIA.

Fawad Chaudhary said, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government, after coming into power, made serious efforts to reinvigorate institutions.

Earlier, he administered oath to newly elected office bearers of the PTV employees Union.

Secretary Information and Broadcasting Shahera Shahid was also present on the occasion.

Source: Radio Pakistan

T20 World Cup: Pakistan will play 3rd match against Afghanistan in Dubai on Friday

Pakistan will play their third match against Afghanistan of T20 World Cup in Dubai tomorrow [Friday] at 7:00 p.m.

PTV sports will telecast the match live from 7.00 Pm.Pakistan is leading the group one with four points. Pakistan won their opening two matches against arch rival India and New Zealand.Meanwhile Afghanistan is sitting at second place after big win against Scotland. They have two points.Namibia is third with two points while India, New Zealand and Scotland failed to win their matches so far.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Ex Indian Cricketer Impressed With Number of Pakistan’s Match-Winners

Pakistan’s explosive start in the 2021 T20 World Cup has opened the eyes of the cricketing fraternity all across the world. While many former cricketers considered Pakistan an underdog prior to the start of the tournament, their opinions have changed after Pakistan’s victories against India and New Zealand in their first two matches of the mega event.

The Men in Green’s performances so far in the tournament have been appreciated by the cricketing fraternity, and they are now considered among favorites to lift the T20 World Cup. Former Indian cricketer and current commentator, Aakash Chopra, is one of the cricketing experts who have highly appreciated Pakistan’s magnificent performances in the two matches.

Chopra said that the Pakistan team is looking as good as gold and praised the excellent team combination. Chopra said that Pakistan’s success is due to several match-winners within the team and lauded the contribution of every player in the team’s success.

The former opener said, “In the first match, it was Shaheen Shah Afridi with the ball, and with the bat, it was Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan. When the second match came in Sharjah against New Zealand, Haris Rauf performs with the ball, Asif Ali and Shoaib Malik with the bat.”

Chopra added that Pakistan has had six different heroes in the two matches, and if they can continue their form, then the semi-final spot is almost confirmed.

Pakistan currently sits at the top of Group B and are in pole position to qualify for the semi-final with only three matches left in the Super 12s stage. Pakistan’s next match is against Afghanistan, which also promises to be a highly-contested match. The match will be played on 29 October at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Source: Pro Pakistani