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Pakistan, Iran agree on intelligence coop
Staff ReporterQuetta—Pakistani and Iranian officials met in Tehran on Wednesday where the two sides agreed on intelligence cooperation at the porous border between the neighbouring countries.
“The two sides agreed to boost intelligence cooperation with regard to border security,” said Khan Wasey, a spokesman for the Frontier Corps. “Cooperation between the two countries in battling terrorists is indispensable,” he added.
Nandipur hydro project delay caused Rs113b losses: AbidConsumers to receive relief on PoL next month
Zubair QureshiIslamabad—The national exchequer has suffered losses of Rs 113 billion due to delays in completion of Nandipur power project, Ministry of Water and Power told the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Answering a question, Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said the Nandipur power project was not a failure but was progressing successfully towards its completion.
“As per findings of the Judicial Commission, the national exchequer suffered a loss of Rs113bn due to delay in completion of Nandipur power project,” he said.
Pakistani civilian dies as India again opens fire
Faisal Khawer ButtSialkot—The Indian Border Security Force resorted to bouts of unprovoked firing in Sialkot’s Charwah sector on Wednesday and targeted the civil population in villages along the working boundary.
According to ISPR, aside from firing, the BSF also resorted to shelling after which the Chenab Rangers responded effectively.