The role of the energy crisis

PAKISTAN’S energy crisis may upstage terrorism as a major security threat faced by the country. Long duration of load-shedding in the blistering heat has triggered a spate of protests in KP, Sindh and Punjab, resulting in damage to government property and infrastructure.

While these protests have yet to gain sufficient momentum to become an organised . . . → Read More: The role of the energy crisis

Behold! Extra Virgin Airways to the rescue

So, we now have a women-only bus service. That makes sense. Given the piddling issues of mass unemployment, insecurity, a weak economy and the energy crisis, one can understand the government’s obsession with its favourite pastime – separation of the sexes.

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China to invest $30 billion in Pak Energy sector

More than four reputable international groups have shown interest in investing a whopping $30 billion in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) energy sector to help the province in ending its electricity crisis.

This was revealed by the head of the newly-formed K-P Investment Promotion Cell (IPC), Rafaqat Ullah Babar while talking to The Express Tribune on Wednesday.

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The people of Pakistan demand answers

By Brig Asif Haroon Raja

The new regime has been handed down a huge mess and is at a loss where to start from and which problem to tackle first. All macroeconomic indicators are in negative, national kitty is empty and foreign investment has dried up. It has inherited bankrupt economy, an unmanageable energy crisis, . . . → Read More: The people of Pakistan demand answers

ZoneAsia-Pk: Letting the world slip

By Zara Zulfiqar

Let’s be honest here: taking notice, taking action, and more of the like never work. Our elected governments only make these statements to pacify the panicking masses and well frankly, we all understand the quick sand swallowing us whole is here to stay. The week started with a shocking power breakdown. There . . . → Read More: ZoneAsia-Pk: Letting the world slip

ZoneAsia-Pk: Why aren’t the Army Doctors complaining?

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

Punjab’s problems are not only escalating (vertically), but also very visibly expanding (horizontally). The unscheduled load shedding, Energy Crisis, and the Doctor’s strike. The perceived culprits in Punjab’s suffering vary from the federal government, the provincial, or corruption and the jealous peripheries, influenced for the most part by prior . . . → Read More: ZoneAsia-Pk: Why aren’t the Army Doctors complaining?

Pakistan’s PM’s Royal Treatment

Neighbors and opposition leaders became infuriated after learning that Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf installed 24-hour electricity supply for his Islamabad home. Many claim Ashraf has spent more time upgrading his own lifestyle than helping the country’s economic, security and energy crises.

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The Lying Game

Every nation has certain characteristics that define its people at all times and all aspects of their lives. These qualities are not static, but as the nation advances they can and usually do change. Amongst their many characteristics, Pakistanis can easily be associated with their incorrigible habit of lying. So be it the political parties . . . → Read More: The Lying Game

Gas Outage causes Outrage

The current energy crisis across the country is an eye-opener of poor planning and policymaking – the two main pillars of good governance.

If the department was treading the right direction, it would have expanded the infrastructure, keeping in view the demand and supply position in the country.

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Education, healthcare top lawmakers’ priorities

The Punjab Assembly on Monday passed a resolution containing lawmakers’ recommendations for the budget of the next fiscal year.

The resolution proposed that steps should be taken to improve basic education and healthcare facilities and upgrade the existing infrastructure. It also proposed measures for agricultural development, equitable distribution of development funds, identifying new projects to . . . → Read More: Education, healthcare top lawmakers’ priorities