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SSGC suspends gas supply to CNG sector, captive power plants

All the CNG stations will close their operation completely for over two months and no gas sales would be allowed to the vehicles during this shut down period. 

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Karachi: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced Monday (November 29) that it is planning to suspend supply of gas to the compressed natural gas (CNG) sector and captive power plants, starting December 1.

Reports citing sources said that SSGC is facing a shortfall of 100 million cubic feet per day (mmcfd) at present and the availability of gas in its system has dropped to 1,000 mmcfd compared to the recent past. 

As per gas utility firm, to ensure uninterrupted supply of gas to its domestic and commercial consumers, the SSGC is discontinuing supply to the CNG sector and captive power plants for two months and 15 days.

Starting December 1, all CNG stations along captive power plants will not be able to get gas supply till February 15.

The decision to suspend gas supply to CNG outlets was taken due to interruption in gas supplies faced by domestic and commercial customers.

According to press release of SSGC, all CNG stations will not be found operative during this period.

Diverting it to households with immediate effect, SSGC authorities have also advised the owners of the CNG Stations not to fill CNG in such vehicles, where safety of installation of CNG cylinders / piping is not ensured.

In the meantime, SSGC regrets the inconvenience which may be caused to CNG users during the above notified shut down period.

All the CNG stations will close their operation completely for over two months and no gas sales would be allowed to the vehicles during this shut down period. 

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Pakistan

Rupee further strengthens against greenback, closes at 175.92

The rupee appreciated as much as 175.5 in intra-day trading but ended with clipped gains

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Rupee further strengthens against greenback, closes at 175.92

Karachi: Pakistan's rupee shown strength against the US dollar on Monday to close at 175.92 in the inter-bank market.

The recovery was supported by a weak dollar demand for import payments and exporters' forward selling of the greenback.

The rupee appreciated as much as 175.5 in intra-day trading but ended with clipped gains.

According to the State Bank of Pakistan, the rupee finished with a gain of 0.09% or 15 paisas day-on-day against the US dollar.

 

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Twitter expands feature that allows users to flag misleading content

The feature was first tested in the United States, Australia and South Korea

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Twitter said on Monday it will expand its test feature which allows users to flag misleading content on its social media platform to Brazil, Spain and the Philippines.

The company had introduced the pilot test of the feature in August last year, as a part of its effort to reduce misinformation on its platform.

It was first tested in the United States, Australia and South Korea.

Since it was first announced, Twitter said it has received around 3 million reports from users who have used it to flag tweets which they believe are in violation of its policies.

The social media giant last year launched another program called Birdwatch, which lets participants write notes and provide additional context to misleading tweets, though those notes are held on a separate website.

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PM appreciates Putin, discusses bilateral cooperation

Imran Khan said he looks forward to President Putin's visit to Pakistan as well as his own visit to Russia at an appropriate time.

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has appreciated Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement that insulting Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) does not count as an expression of artistic freedom but is a violation of religious freedom.

In a telephonic conversation with the Russian President, the Prime Minister said he has been regularly highlighted the appalling rise in Islamophobia and associated hatred in his addresses to the UN General Assembly, pointing towards its serious ramifications. 

The Prime Minister underscored that Pakistan's bilateral relationship with Russia is on an upward trajectory, with an increased focus on trade and economic ties and energy cooperation.

He reiterated the government's resolve for early realization of the Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline Project.

Both leaders agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in different areas, increase high-level exchanges, and remain in close contact on matters relating to Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister underscored that a peaceful and stable Afghanistan is pivotal for regional stability.

He said Afghanistan is facing dire humanitarian and economic challenges and support of the international community to the people of Afghanistan at this critical juncture remained vitally important.

The Prime Minister also underscored the importance of release of Afghanistan's financial assets for addressing the dire needs of the Afghan people.

Imran Khan said he looks forward to President Putin's visit to Pakistan as well as his own visit to Russia at an appropriate time.

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