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Power sector and politically motivated vandalism!

The present sad state of the Pakistan’s Power Sector cannot be emphasized any further. Everyone, including the successive governments, understands the gravity of the situation but even then no correction…

Why has the power sector failed?

The Power Sector has failed the country since more than the last two decades. It all started with the mantra that WAPDA, as an integrated power utility, had failed and…

Empowering provinces

Disruptions in constitutional rule can have dire consequences, leading to political instability, uncertainty, and a breakdown of effective governance. Such interruptions create legal loopholes, weaken institutional foundations, erode public trust,…

Navigating FDI challenges in power sector

The latest investment setback suffered by the renewable energy sector in Pakistan is the unsuccessful endeavour to attract investors for a 600-megawatt solar power initiative in Muzaffargarh. Despite the provision…

Insoluble dilemma of power forecasts?

As the NTDC (National Transm-ission and Dispatch Company) and Power Division are progressing with the next IGCEP (Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan) iteration, they acknowledged the invalidity of the previous…

Power sector reforms

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has had a profound effect on global energy markets. Price volatility, supply shortages, security issues, and economic uncertainty have contributed to what the…

Power tariff – a flawed business model

Power tariffs have recently been in the limelight – not for any other issue but for unaffordability of the same. The steep rise during the last two years is of…

The power of protest

In July last year, eight columnists of The New York Times made confessions about what they had been wrong about. This was apparently an editorial assignment. Anyhow, I found one ‘mea culpa’…

Circular history of power sector

The presently beleaguered Power Sector is being assailed by its generalist governors. Conveniently forgetting that they are the problem, they are offering solutions by a dozen now – in all…

Govt as the biggest power defaulter

The media is replete with news of the Power Sector – mostly negative. Most recently, it is the exorbitant bills being received by the people and the ensuing protests. Analysts…