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Wapda’s Management Touches Us All

Wapda’s management touches us all

I feel sorry for the institution. When it was first being created with the directions from the WB, I had resisted and had said that our engineers should be able…

Manifestoes, subsidies instead of reforms

Media personnel were way more insistent on manifestoes from the three national parties in the run up to the 8 February elections than the general public – a demand met…

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…

Indus diverted

The recent positive development of “Indus Partial Diversion” for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam has prompted this writer to provide an overview of the water sector. This sector holds…

The energy rip-off

Once an energy surplus country today it faces a circular debt of Rs 5.725 trillion, in addition to the power shortfall of Rs 2.703 trillion. The Islamic Republic of Pakistan…

RIP Sartaj Aziz

ONE by one, those with a memory, and those who played a critical role navigating this country through the many crises it has passed through, are leaving us. The last…

Indus diverted

The recent positive development of “Indus Partial Diversion” for the construction of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam has prompted this writer to provide an overview of the water sector. This sector holds…

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…

A roadmap for the way ahead

Pakistan finds itself in deep economic problems with growing international debt, massive industrial closures due to myopic IMF-driven policies including huge interest rates, stagnating exports, increasing imports, poor educational system,…