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Pakistan to face water crisis after ongoing gas, power shortages: Khawaja Asif!

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  1. Norwegian

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    Asif said projects like the Diamer-Bhasha dams that are generating electricity can benefit the future generations immensely PHOTO: FILE

    LAHORE: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif on Tuesday said Pakistan will face water crisis soon after the current power and gas shortage in the country, Express Newsreported.

    Addressing a ceremony of Water and Power Development Authority in Lahore, the minister stressed that the authorities have failed to pay heed to this alarming issue.

    “As citizens of Pakistan, we are in a habit of wasting energy,” Asif said.

    The minister said the government is taking all possible measures to end the current electricity crisis, adding it will be tackled in the next two to three years.

    Speaking about Diamer Bhasha Dam, Asif said the land for the project is being bought at the same price as a property in Islamabad.

    “These dams generating electricity can benefit the future generations immensely,” the minister added.
    Pakistan to face water crisis after ongoing gas, power shortages: Khawaja Asif – The Express Tribune

    Back to the stone age with PMLN in the driving seat and their so-called "experienced" team! :D

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  2. Jzaib

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    mashallah. PMLN is becoming Pakistan Masla League.

    Sukar ha bus hawa he rah gayi ha warna ush k b qilat kar deni the inh loggon ne
     
  3. Norwegian

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    Khawaja Sara did not explain who is the "authority" above that failed to deliver on its election promises that they could fix Pakistan's energy problems in only 6 months :D
     
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    Atleast he told us before hand. Respect ! :D
     
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    they should fix it as soon as possible. I have been waiting for bullet train. SO far i have seen bullets and late trains
     
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    we need to get rid of this corrupt PML N government as soon as possible they will destroy everything, the only thing they care about is how to suck out money from the organizations to their pockets ... they are not politicians but money sucking machines , Pakistan can ill afford these corrupt politicians .
     
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    So this is gonna be Quad-e-Killat's next fakhriya peshkash? Mashallah.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Mr. Mirza Hamid Hasan, former Secretary of Pakistan's Ministry of Water and Power presented a paper titled ―An Overview of Pakistan‘s Energy Sector: Policy Perspective which said that access to reliable, affordable and uninterrupted supply of energy was the key to economic growth and welfare of any society.

    Discussing the current energy situation he pointed out a number of factors which were responsible for the severe shortage --

    > Line losses caused by inefficient transmission and distribution systems.
    > High level of theft.
    > Low recovery of revenues by distribution companies (DISCOs) from public as well as private users.
    > Inadequate and delayed payment of subsidy by the government.

    This was making it difficult for the power generation companies (GENCOs) and IPPs to utilize their existing generation capacity. This has also given rise to a huge circular debt which was currently around Rs.400 billion.

    Pakistan has a hydro potential for 60,000 MW which could be tapped to meet current and future energy requirements but there were various technical, financial, infrastructural and management challenges that were impeding its optimum utilization. The project sites were far flung, isolated lacking basic infrastructural facilities and connectivity to transmission networks and involved high capital cost and long gestation periods but, once in place, could be the cheapest sustainable energy source.

    The bottom line is that Pakistan needs to Improve governance through power policies based on merit rather than vested interests, check power theft, ensure full revenue recovery, and curb corruption.
     
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    Agriculture uses far more water than industry. If Pakistan becomes industrialized enough water problem will be solved.
     
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    To become industrialized you need electricity. Which leads us back to the god damn dams. Basha, Kalabagh etc etc. We need to build them asap.
     
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    Reminds of this saying
    "if you put Pakistan government in charge of Sahara desert, there will be shortage of sand in 5 years!"
     
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    PMLN incompetent party should change their name to Shortage party, again why few people follow these stupids, people with little brain can differentiate. i think these few don't have one..
     
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    is there any other good party to replace PML-N
    On Topic
    This is a man-made crisis & can be easily resolved if the Pakistani Govt has the will to solve it
     
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    PTI! :D

    There is a will to solve it in PTI but no mandate :(