Fix Pakistan’s Energy Challenge
Imran Khan and his team from PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) promised us:
PTI will complete electrification of rural areas, solve circular debt issue through reducing transmission and distribution losses, and implement our plan to harness our natural resources towards a greener energy mix.
Power outages are still common and the primary problem lies in the transmission and distribution of electricity due to heavy line losses and power theft. An accumulation of these losses, system inefficiencies, management incompetence and power theft has resulted in doubling of our circular debt to over PKR 1 trillion which is passed on to the consumer. Further to this, there is still a dire need to reduce dependence on energy imports for power generation to improve our balance of payments and shift towards “greener and sustainable” alternatives such solar, wind or hydropower.
In order to meet Pakistan’s energy challenge we will:
Shift away from rent-seeking models to increase system efficiency.
Complete rural electrification through renewable and off-grid solutions.
Transition towards “power exchange”, allowing more efficient technologies to get precedence in dispatch.
Continue to support the expansion and utilization of indigenous coal, primarily Thar Coal.
Revive oil & gas exploration.
Champion and expand net metering and solarisation of houses.
You can read these promises in the complete manifesto document released by PTI available HERE in English and HERE in Urdu.
Find below the expert`s analysis on the progress of above promise :