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Tackling the electricity challenge

Pakistan is once again facing a shortfall of electricity in winter. Last year, there was a nationwide electricity blackout on account of similar issues. It then becomes essential to discuss…

Fall in industrial production

The estimate of the 0 of Manufacturing (QIM) for the month of July 2023 has recently been released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. The decline in production observed in 2022-23…

Reducing rising electricity tariff?—II

LIBOR has gone up; thus a case for reduction of this margin suitably. Second solution is increase in the repayment period. In the power sector, debt servicing is cash based…

Reducing rising electricity tariff?-I

NEPRA (National Electric Power Authority) has increased electricity base tariff by Rs 4.96 per unit from Rs 24.82 per unit to Rs 29.78 per unit. It is a 20% increase…

Slump in industrial production

There is no end to the bad news on the on-going performance of the economy of Pakistan. Now we have been informed by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) that…

Rise in industrial production

The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has released the data on the Quantum Index of Manufacturing (QIM) for October 2020. The good news is that the Index was up by almost…

Inflated electricity bills

For a good 68 percent of the population that has access to electricity in Pakistan, the monthly electricity bill has been full of surprises. They find it difficult to comprehend…

‘Cheap’ electricity

THEY say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The aphorism is particularly relevant to Pakistan where the existing economic mess is largely of our own making. Politicians…

The electricity landscape

Bill Clinton said it well: “it’s the economy, stupid”. And for a prolific and competitive economy, it is imperative to have a conducive environment that is based on, among other…