PIA had to cancel it 1197 flights due to various reasons which resulted into the loss of Rs 413.80 million.

Minister for Defence Ch Ahmad Mukhtar has informed the National Assembly on Monday that PIA had to cancel it 1197 flights due to various reasons which resulted into the loss of Rs 413.80 million.
In a written statement, the Minister stated on Monday that the reasons like bad weather, poor load, poor load adjustments, bird hits and maintenance requirements were the reasons for this daily loss of Rs 70 million during the last couple of months.
Responding to another question during the Question Hour in the Lower House, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Moula Bakhsh Chandio said that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has no plan in hand to form new constituencies, however, minor changes in some of the already existing constituencies were in process.
He informed that ECP has constituted a committee for re-description of the existing constituencies of the National and Provincial Assemblies. He told that the said committee would submit its report in a month. To a supplementary question regarding new voting lists, the Law minister said that the new voters lists were expected to be finalized in March next year.
To a question, Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali told the house that a water disinfection tablet with trademark of "Mahfooz Pani" has been developed having capability of disinfecting 20 litres of drinking water with one tablet. A packing of 30 tablets would cost of Rs 75. He informed that the efficacy of the tablet has been tested by relevant organizations. He said Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has invented 253 technologies and process in various industrial disciplines out of which 135 have been commercialized while 118 are under process for the purpose.
To another question regarding loss to the Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Resources, the concerned federal minister said that during the last three years, the ministry suffered a loss of Rs 147 million due to incidents of sabotage and terrorism in the country. He informed the House that 7 power producing companies owe Rs 29,465 million to PSO as of December 13, 2011.
Meanwhile, MNA Hanif Abbasi of PML-N raised the issue of low gas pressure in Rawalpindi. However, Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah said that he would talk to the concerned authorities to improve the gas pressure. Later, Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum and Natural Resources Tariq Khattak informed the House that Pakistan and Turkmanistan have finalized the terms and conditions for gas supply and purchase agreement that was expected to be signed this month. He told that the preparatory work on Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline project has been completed and the actual work would begin on Pakistani side for laying of the pipeline after completion of the tendering process.
To a question, he said tha the Iranian gas would be inducted into the system of the Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Limited at Nawabshah where it would be utilized for power generation. To another question, he said the price of CNG has been increased six times since January 2008.
Price of petrol and kerosene increased by 21 times each and that of diesel by 24 times during this period on account of increase in international prices, he added.

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