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The coming fascism

Pakistani fascism began to pull itself together in last week’s election. A putative groundswell of one-third of the electorate voted for ‘independents’ supported by a cult that has spread callous…

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…

Time for privatization?

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (Nepra) recent report on the billing practices of Pakistan’s distribution companies (DISCOs) for July and August 2023 offers a comprehensive and critical examination of…

Loss-making Discos — Who tops the chart?

Unfortunately, the Pakistan Power Sector is never away from the public eye– specifically, since the last two decades. Media, primarily, picked-up the then ongoing negotiations with the notorious IPPs in…

Privatising Discos: tread with caution

On 13th July 2023, IMF’s Executive Board while approving US$3 billion Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) for Pakistan emphasised adherence to fiscal discipline, progress in energy sector’s structural reforms and better SOEs’…

The rise and rise of Trump

Is the wave of neo-populism declining across the globe? The answer to this question is still ambiguous. However, from the tempestuous exit of Imran Khan and the defeat of Jair…

KE’s petition: case for integration

KE (K-Electric) has submitted a petition to Nepra (National Electric Power Regulatory Authority) for getting a separate generation tariff. NEPRA recently did its public hearing on the subject. NEPRA will…