A combination of domestic and external factors have resulted in a decline of nearly six per cent in large-scale manufacturing output during the first half of 2008-09 and a sharp drop in exports in recent months, says the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest report available on Tuesday.

Capital Development Authority (CDA) on Tuesday restored two million gallons daily (MGD) water supply to Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) from Khanpur Dam that was cut off in January.

Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday said the government was committed to attract investors in power sector as electricity demand in the next five years will increase to around 36,000MW.

While the residents of New and Old Lalazar Rah-e-aman and Adiala decry the pathetic condition of various roads in their areas, messy situation due to leaking water pipelines in the area remains unchanged.

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Monday approved the much-awaited construction of Cherrah dam which would supply drinking water to consumers in the twin cities.

RAWALPINDI, March 30: City district government has launched post-winter spray campaign against dengue virus in all the 46 union councils of the city.

The month-long campaign was kicked off by District Coordination Officer Jamal Mustafa Syed at Fauji Colony near Pirwadhai on Monday.

The chances of dengue fever attack are quite high during post-winter and pre-winter season.

Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Monday approved construction of Rs 5.3 billion Cherah Dam on Soan River to meet rising drinking water demands of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Satellite Scanning Traffic Signals will be installed in the city soon, said Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Raja Riffat Mukhtar on Thursday. Talking to journalists at the City Traffic Police headquarters, he said tenders had been issued and system was being imported from Australia.

Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has requested the federal government for a financial injection of Rs 737 million to pay Capital Development Authority (CDA) its due share in construction and maintenance of Sangjani filtration plant at Khanpur Dam.

Construction without Environment Impact Assessment: Environment Department puts 18 builders on notice
* Officials say notices issued for polluting Rawal Dam
* Say owners of housing schemes, plazas summoned to appear before Punjab EPA DG within 30 days
By Aamir Yasin