an interim measure, WAPDA was allowed to increase tariff. However, the final
tariff has to be approved by NEPRA by following the stipulated procedure.
Apparently WAPDA is trying to avoid public hearing due to a fear of tough
counter argument by consumers.
the global software giant, has sent legal notices to over 200 companies in
Pakistan for the violation of Copy Rights. The company is targeting the
corporate sector in its drive against piracy particular companies which have
over 15 PCs. According to sources despite a 9 per cent reduction in piracy level
in last six years, unlicensed use of software still remains a high 86 per cent.
has increased the oil prices by an average 10.4 per cent. The highest increase
has been made in Kerosene with 24 per cent. The prices of other products like
motor spirit(regular), motor spirit Super, HOBC, HSD, LDO and JP-4 were also
increased. Minister said, government has no option but to increase the prices
due to increasing oil prices in international market.