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Coal power plants: early retirement?

Recently, a conference was held in Islamabad on the proposal of “Early Retirement of Coal Power Plants”. Those who are aware of Pakistan’s energy problems went into a shock to…

N-power Plants In Karachi

N-power plants in Karachi

After having failed to create premonitions and misgivings in recent past about construction of two coastal nuclear power stations near Karachi, namely Kanupp-2 and Kanupp-3, the anti-nuclear lobby has once…

A Case For Reviewing Nuclear Power Plants

A case for reviewing nuclear power plants

Last month, something interesting and unusual happened in Britain that should give a pause to Islamabad as it walks in a certain direction without thinking what lies in store. July…

Benefits Of Gadani Power Plants

Benefits of Gadani power plants

Pakistan's power sector is in deep crisis due to massive loadshedding and lack of reliable power supply to meet the existing demand. This situation has arisen due to poor planning…

Roads And Power Plants

Roads and power plants

Watching the prime minister inaugurate another motorway project reminded me of an earlier clip I saw of him during his visit to Europe a few months ago. Before describing that,…

Power transmission: challenges

The power sector in Pakistan is facing a crisis of public perception amid the litany of technical challenges prevailing within Pakistan’s sector. While the popular media focuses on the capacity…

How to fix the power sector

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Independent Power Producers (IPPs), made under various regimes without careful consideration of the potential consequences, are the primary cause of Pakistan’s power crises. These contracts…

The power sector – some hard facts

Among many sectors of fiscal drain, the circular debt of the energy sector is one area on the economic landscape of Pakistan which is acting as a primary drag on…

Redemption of the power sector

A host of sectoral lacunas prevailing in the energy sector have yet to be tackled leave alone overcome and the question that is being asked by the public is whether…