Energy crisis not to be resolved anytime soon
The major energy companies are operating without top management officers which is hindering progress to solve the energy crisis. OGDC, PSO, and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline don’t have managing directors which is becoming a problem to tackle the energy crisis says petroleum minister Shahid Abbasi. Due to various reasons,... Read more
WAPDA workers union protest against privatization
All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union, CBA, held a rally on Wednesday in Hyderabad against the government’s plan of privatization and unsafe working conditions. CBA’s president, Abdul Latif Nizamani, claimed that Wapda’s transmission system is obsolete and can’t withstand the load. He said the system can only produce... Read more
Government not to pay Rental Power Plants capacity charges
The government will not pay Rental Power Plants, RPPs, capacity charges even though it was initially agreed to be paid. The Rental Power Plants were set up by the previous government, and the agreement was marred by corruption scandal. During the previous government’s tenure, the rental power plant deal... Read more
The government has announced an amnesty scheme for electricity bill defaulters to encourage defaulters to pay the outstanding dues. The scheme was originally going to waive 50% of the bill if it was paid by July, 40% by August, and 30% by September. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) gave... Read more
The Story of Shahid: Another Victim of Excessive Electricity Overbilling
The story of Shahid, a poor resident of Chakray in Rawalpindi who makes a living by cleaning people’s homes, is similar to many other deprived people who’ve borne the brunt of government corruption and inflated electricity bills. The government recently claimed that it had conducted an investigation and audit... Read more