Hey you sold your nuclear technology to North Korea and other countries only to sanctioned by the west. You can do it again and say good bye to IMF loan. Or sell you nukes and sign NPT and be in good grace of the west. No other choice left.
We need to focus on solar panels but first we need to make a policy that no import of solar panels will be allowed. That will allow companies to open manufacturing plants locally.
I don't have to convince you, but your opinions are very limited. You don't trade with your neighbors which is cheaper alternative and give relief to your people. You don't give us access to trade with central asia countries which would generate enough revenue to tide over your problems. There are many things that you can do which will be beneficial to your country but your establishment will not let it happen like Land reforms, cheap fertilizer, cheap electricity to farmers etc.You need to do more to convince people that there aren't any options left but to sell arms.
FYI this will not work as intended. Petrol pump owners will make a killing though.
Basically, petrol pump owners will charge variable rates to consumers, but will just pocket the extra Rs. 100 per litre charged.
There are no automated systems available to identify engine size, that too at such short notice. It has to be done manually. But when its time to pay the proceeds to Govt or oil refining company, they will just say it was all motorbike petrol sales.
We do not have enough natural resources or funds to build our own at the present times. First we need to less dependent on finite energy.
And building solar parks is not the solution as it is ecologically destructive. We need to put them on households individually.
Once we're more energy independent, we become more financially independent, then we can focus on building our own solar panals.
The barter system, send rice and grain to Iran and import oil and gas. Send cotton products etc to Russia and import wheat and construction material. Do trade with China in their own currency. And make a list of products that can be produced in Pakistan and don t give import licenses or ban those products. Its bitter reality, remove China's MFN status to protect the local industry. Giving China MFN status has ruined Pak manufacturing industry, which is one of the reasons we are facing financial dry out.The Foreign reserves are falling quickly and PDM govt is clueless how to add anything to it. Roughly $3 billions is left. Any loans they get also gets evaporated very quickly. So what I think is we need to immediately cut our expenses in emergency basis before hitting rock bottom. So before we implement a long term plan, we need a quick urgent fix.
Long term plan includes Exports, Industries, Power sector, privatization and what not. Will not discuss it right now.
Short Term Plan: Reduce Expenses:
and where we can cut our expenses ? Answer is Fuel. (As Fuel is the single largest import bill we incur every month. There is no other item even remotely close to this. )
a) Stop Govt's free Petrol for civil & military officers:
Completely stop Free Govt Petrol for Sedans & SUVs. Whoever is allotted a govt car or SUV should add the fuel in it himself. This would force these officers (both civil / military) to stop using govt's free petrol for granted. They might also start sharing rides to go to offices. This is no big deal for the country at verge of default. All cars in protocols should be billed to the person as well and we will see how culture of protocols and show-off will also end. Only essential security to be provided by state to only select few positions.
b) Variable Fuel Prices:
In our country the fuel price is same for a bike or mehran user and the landcruiser user also buys the fuel in same price. This must end. Higher the CC, higher the price. Fuel stations should have systems installed to bill the vehicles according to type. Just imagine, if you add 100 rupee tax to SUVs, then how much tax collection it will be. and no body can cry as well as these people can already afford it.
Both of above steps will drastically reduce fuel consumption while the poor populace will not be burdened. Until now, we just keep increasing overall fuel prices, which increases inflation, and effects the poor the most. At the same time privileged class keep exploiting free petrol
No way. Importing solar panels in huge quantities will balloon our import bill. Why we shoot our own foot when we can make a policy that will enable the manufacturers to rush to Pakistan for solar manufacturing. Basically the policy will bring Solar revolution. .
It could be more expensive to produce our own, including importing raw materials and research and tool building. We do not have sufficient natural resources.
Importing them might be costly but an investment.
Because that ended well for Libya and Ukraine...Only solution I can think of is for you to surrender nukes and sign NPT.