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At least 12 killed in charity distribution ‘stampede’ in Karachi
The initial investigation revealed that the stampede caused a nearby drain's wall to collapse, and two children tragically fell into it and died.
Karachi: A tragic stampede occurred on Friday in Karachi resulting in the deaths of at least 12 individuals, including women and children.
According to local authorities, a large crowd had gathered near Noras Chowrangi to receive free ration from an international company distributing Zakat funds at a nearby factory. The initial investigation revealed that the stampede caused a nearby drain's wall to collapse, and two children tragically fell into it and died.
Additionally, many people fainted due to the chaotic situation. While nine bodies were transported to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, two were taken to Civil Hospital. Following the incident, the Sindh chief secretary demanded a detailed report from relevant authorities to determine the cause of the tragic incident.
The Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kemari reported that three individuals, including the factory manager, had been arrested. He further added that the philanthropist had not informed the police about the event beforehand. Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori also took notice of the incident and demanded a comprehensive report from the Karachi Commissioner and Secretary Industries. The Governor expressed his sorrow and grief over the loss of precious lives in the tragic incident.
Chairman NEPRA reviews progress of SCADA Phase-III system project
Chairman Engr. Tauseef H. Farooqui says Revised Grid Code 2023 is a landmark achievement of NTDC.
Lahore: A detailed presentation on Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Phase-III Up-gradation Project was given to Chairman NEPRA Engr. Tauseef H. Farooqui in the presence of Managing Director NTDC, Engr. Dr. Rana Abdul Jabbar Khan, at WAPDA House, today.
DMDs NTDC, GMs, CEs NTDC, professionals and representatives of NEPRA, Hitachi Energy, CMEC China, CPPA-G and the NPCC were also present during the presentation. The contractor consortium comprising of CMEC China, Hitachi Energy Switzerland, Hitachi Energy Sweden were given an opportunity to present the technical and current progress status of the project. This was followed by a presentation from the Project Director SCADA Phase-III Project from NTDC. During the presentation, a question-answer session also took place.
During the presentation, the Chairman NEPRA said that the effective and timely implementation of SCADA Phase-III is critical to the evolution of the power sector in the light of the expected expansion of the power system and the operationalization of the CTBCM structure. An effective SCADA infrastructure will ensure smooth and immediate transfer of data from all over Pakistan substations and generations complexes to the System Operator, allowing it to make effective decisions regarding dispatch, operations and balancing of supply and demand ensuring reliable and affordable national grid operations.
On the other hand, CPPA-G as the Market Operator is tasked with the settlement of energy transactions on an hourly basis. With the influx of competitive supplier’s demand and generators participating in bilateral contracts, it is expected that the magnitude of these transactions will increase exponentially. Therefore, an effective power system operations, dispatch, control, data acquisition and communication needs to be put in place for reliable, accurate and efficient system operations. Taking this into account, this presentation was required by Chairman NEPRA to bring to light all delays affecting the implementation of the project.
The Chairman NEPRA directed the NTDC team to constitute and notify project management office as an independent unit to oversee and expedite the completion of the project and ensure all contractual deadlines are met and project is delivered within specified timelines. The meeting ended with a note of thanks from the Managing Director NTDC.
Prior to the presentation, an appreciation certificate awarding ceremony was held wherein Chairman NEPRA and MD NTDC gave away the certificate to the team of NTDC engineers, which developed Revised Grid Code – 2023. While acknowledging the tireless efforts of NTDC engineers, the Engr. Tauseef H. Farooqui said that Revised Grid Code 2023 is a landmark achievement of NTDC
Sania Mirza stuns in fern-green suit on Instagram
Sania exuded a professional and formal appearance with her buttoned waistcoat, coat, and trousers, which were complemented by a pair of nude heels.
Lahore: Sania Mirza, a retired Indian tennis player, delighted her fans and followers on Instagram by sharing a stunning photo of herself wearing a perfectly-tailored fern-green three-piece suit. The 36-year-old athlete looked absolutely gorgeous in the outfit, which was photographed in New Delhi, India on Thursday.
Sania exuded a professional and formal appearance with her buttoned waistcoat, coat, and trousers, which were complemented by a pair of nude heels. The outfit was perfectly suited for a corporate setting, and Sania looked nothing short of stunning.
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The mother of a child complemented her appearance with simple gold jewelry and a bracelet made of white beads. She applied a smoky eye makeup look paired with nude lipstick and styled her hair into a low ponytail.
Recently, the tennis star traveled to Saudi Arabia to participate in Umrah and shared her experience with her followers on Instagram.
The 36-year-old athlete expressed her gratitude on the photo and video sharing app saying, "It has been an amazing and fulfilling experience here... May Allah keep calling us back again and again... In sha Allah... Thank you, God, for everything... ya Rabb tera shukar hai."
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