Power companies not to be transferred to provinces
With the government ready to privatize many state owned assets, it isn’t ready to conditionally hand over power distribution companies to provinces. The major reason for that is the condition set by the provinces which bonds the federal government to provide subsidies continuously for five years after the transfer.... Read more
Rajasthan coal plant to blame for Karachi heat?
Mushahid Ullah Khan, Federal Minister for Climate Change, said that coal plants based in Rajasthan, India, could be one the reasons behind the high temperatures in Karachi which has led to the death of 1000 people. The senator speaking at National Clean Development Mechanism Program said that wind blows... Read more
Cabinet Committee meeting focuses on Karachi’s power crisis
The 16th Cabinet Committee meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif focused on Karachi’s power crisis, specifically on the performance of K-Electric. The government and K-Electric have come under fire for not solving Karachi’s power crisis which has resulted in the deaths of more than a 1000 people so... Read more
Two nuclear power plants have been given permission to be built at Paradise Point despite widespread opposition. The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) has approved the construction of the nuclear plants, ignoring the pleas of critics who claim it’ll affect the health the Karachi citizens. The nuclear plants, K2... Read more
Private Power and Infrastructure Board approves a 1,400-megawatt power generation project in Thar
Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) approved a 1,400-megawatt power generation project in Thar which will consist of four units of 350 megawatt power. The project is part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreement. The project is aimed at utilizing the vast coal resources of the country, and... Read more
Government Very Serious About Resolving Energy Crisis says Shabaz Sharif
During a meeting, on Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that the government is doing all it could to resolve the ongoing energy crisis in the country. The chief minister said that work was rapidly being done to complete a number of power plants by the end of... Read more