Sep 24
Power & Energy
Pak can target New Delhi from Kahuta in 5 minutes: Abdul Qadeer Khan PDF Print E-mail
Pak can target New Delhi from Kahuta in 5 minutes: Abdul Qadeer Khan
File photo of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan. Khan has claimed that Pakistan had the ability to conduct a nuclear test in 1984. (AFP)

The father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has claimed that Pakistan had the ability and had planned to conduct a nuclear test in 1984 but the then President General Zia Haq “opposed the move”.

 

Khan also asserted that Pakistan has the ability to target Indian capital New Delhi from Kahuta near Rawalpindi in five minutes.

 

“We were able and we had a plan to launch nuclear test in 1984 but then President General Zia had opposed the move,” Pakistani newspaper Dawn quoted the Pakistani scientist as saying.

 

General Zia was of the opinion that the world would stop military aid if Pakistan opted for the nuclear test, Khan added.

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Agreement signed for telecom expansion PDF Print E-mail

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) on Monday signed a tri-partite agreement with the Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) operators--iber@home and Summit Communications to expand common networks in remote areas across the country. AS per the agreement, of the 3600kms optical fibre of PGCB, the Fiber@home will get 1900kms and Summit Communications 1700kms.

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Rental power: a no-go PDF Print E-mail

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday discouraged the country from going for the costlier option of quick rental power plants as a mid-term solution to electricity shortage. “On the one hand, consumers are paying higher power tariffs. On the other, the government is paying higher subsidies to the power sector,” said Mustafizur Rahman, executive director of CPD.

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Household gas line in Rajshahi from Thursday PDF Print E-mail

Anwar Ali, Rajshahi

Finally, Paschimanchal Gas Company Limited (PGCL) is going to start distributing gas connections in Rajshahi city on Thursday. The authorities will install gas supply to thirty-three households on the first day and 4,000 others later in phases.

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Agreement signed for telecom expansion PDF Print E-mail

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Limited (PGCB) on Monday signed a tri-partite agreement with the Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) operators--iber@home and Summit Communications to expand common networks in remote areas across the country. AS per the agreement, of the 3600kms optical fibre of PGCB, the Fiber@home will get 1900kms and Summit Communications 1700kms.

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