Chronic air pollution in Punjab | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: As usual there is again a smog attack in Punjab, especially in and around Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala regions. The problem is so intense that there is a proposal for calling every Wednesday off for the coming few months. Smog causes a variety of respiratory, eyes and skin diseases, making life miserable for the […]

ECC members air concern over high electricity cost | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Economic policymakers have aired serious concerns over the high cost of electricity generation by K-Electric (KE) and sought a detailed plan to slash the production cost. During discussions at a recent meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), the Power Division shared comprehensive calculations and justifications for KE’s quarterly tariff revision. The minister of […]

In a first, air taxi to operate in Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistan will soon start operating its first-ever online aerial taxi service, providing people with an innovative and fast means of transportation within the country.  Private company Sky Wings — in collaboration with a foreign investor — has launched this modern facility in Karachi and will be available to individuals in the next two weeks.  In this regard, […]

Singapore Airlines to take 25% Air India stake in merger deal

An Air India aircraft prepares to land at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai on January 27, 2022. — AFP/File MUMBAI: Singapore Airlines announced Tuesday it will take a 25% stake in Air India, streamlining its aviation partnership with Tata Group as the industrial behemoth works to revive the beleaguered national carrier’s fortunes. […]

Controlling smog and air pollution | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan faces significant air pollution and smog mostly in dry and cold months from November to January every year. The situation in central Punjab has worsened over the past decade as life comes to a standstill during prolonged dry and cold conditions in winter months in major cities like Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala. When […]

Struggling Air India sold after 69 years in govt hands | The Express Tribune

MUMBAI: India’s beleaguered national carrier landed back in the hands of its founders on Thursday, decades after it was nationalised and following years as a monumental burden on the public purse. Tata, a sprawling family-owned conglomerate with interests ranging from tea to software, is back in charge of Air India after concluding the 180 billion […]

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