Energy Crisis ?

Pakistan is most likely to face a major energy crisis in natural gas, power and oil in the next three to four years that could choke the economic growth for many years to come, official estimates and energy experts suggest. Continue

That was July. This is December. After seeing these streets light turned on (Karsaz Road) at/around 3:00 pm afternoon (picture has been darkened to highlight the glow effect) & that too twice in a week, myself only I just wonder if we really are in any mood to avoid power (a part of energy) crisis or as with our habit of doing 11th hour measures once the water is well over the heads we are fast asleep. With a pathetic distribution system, due to many reasons we are bound to witness power loss but does KESC ever ponder over itself and its stupidities like this one. Does it ever really try to overcome line losses & thefts? Had they any niyyat, they would have succeeded. They may be the best people to answer better but according to newspapers tough time is ahead.

We were warned earlier on many times about the energy crisis (GEO TV had a very good program on it) coming up & those who are concern are still shouting and we expected something would be done. But we haven’t got any info on if there is a plan to avoid it. And here is the result:

“The situation is such that the government is considering restrictions on night-time commercial activity across the country to conserve the amount of energy available. “

We should still hope that being a strong advocate of economic growth PM will surely do some thing and come up with a strategy to avoid it so as to remove any hurdles in continuity of his Economic reforms. It’s good that, according to the paper “The ministries of water and power and petroleum were earlier directed to prepare an energy conservation plan, envisaging short and long-term measures.”


4 Comments so far

  1. SWA (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2006 @ 9:01 pm

    Best option for us: Harness wind and solar energy. Baluchistan has vast desert areas which can be used for extensive wind farms and also large solar arrays.

  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

    seriously we need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuel… they’re just polluting our environment and doing irreparable damage and affecting our health..

  3. zahra (unregistered) on December 23rd, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    excellent post, MB. we need to talk and DO more about such issues. all part of being responsible citizens…

  4. Sa'ad (unregistered) on December 24th, 2006 @ 7:19 pm

    This fellow wrote a good paper on renewable energy in PK

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