Lahore – November 01, 2016: A delegation of National Security and War Course of National Defence University (NDU), Islamabad today visited WAPDA House. The delegation headed by Brig. Hammad Qadir, attended briefings on the water and power sectors of the country. WAPDA Member (Power) Badr-ul-Munir Murtiza and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
November 01, 2016: In the wake of 10-day detailed visit to the strategically important 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP), international panel of experts (PoE) of the project comprising world known professionals namely Dr. Martin Wieland and Dr. Johann Golser had a meeting with Chairman WAPDA Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) and the project management to share their observations, findings and recommendations.
Lahore: November 2, 2016. WAPDA Cricket Team is at 1stposition in Pool -A having 43 points after beating UBL by 20 Runs in their 5th match of Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Trophy 2016-17.
October 23, 2016: In what can be termed a significant development towards completion of the strategically important 969 MW-Neelum Jhelum Hydropower Project, Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) completed the excavation of left tunnel – one of the critical components of the project. The project management achieved this milestone today when it successfully connected the two portions of the left tunnel with an amazing precision. During its mining operation, one of the two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) broke through the left tunnel from downstream side joining it with the portion which had already been excavated through traditional drill-and-blast method from the upstream side.
Lahore – October 03, 2016: The Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) Chairman Lt Gen Muzammil Hussain (R) has emphasized upon the project management to put in their maximum to complete the 1410 MW-Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project as early as possible. Besides accelerating the pace of work, the stipulated quality standards must be adhered in letter and spirit for completion of the project.
Lahore – October 02, 2016: Apropos a news item appeared in a section of media on October 2, 2016, wherein it has been reported that some turbines of Mangla Power Plant stopped functioning due to technical fault which caused sudden power failure, WAPDA spokesperson has explained the factual position which is as under:
Mangla Hydel Power Station did not develop any fault last night and continued to generating electricity in accordance with water outflows as per IRSA’s indent. It generated 1115 MW electricity during the peak hours yesterday, which is even 115 MW more than its cumulative generation capacity i.e. 1000 MW. Therefore, the impression given in the news item that technical fault at Mangla last night caused sudden power failure is not correct.
It is pertinent to mention that all hydel power stations of WAPDA have been functional and generating electricity according to water outflows as per IRSA’s indent.
Lahore – September 27, 2016: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif today presented cash award worth Rs. one million and a souvenir each to the two WAPDA security personnel in recognition of their bravery to counter terrorist attack at Christian Colony located in the outskirts of Warsak Dam on September 2. WAPDA security personnel who were honoured include Security Sergeant Khaud Ali Khan and Security Guard Najeem Ali Khan.