Category Archives: Electricity

Impact of Electricity Cuts on the Way of Life

Breakdown of critical infrastructure systems, such as electricity generation and distributing systems, in modern societies can lead to economic expensive and socially catastrophic consequences. Pakistanis have been suffering from unscheduled and prolonged load shedding consistently for the past 7-8 years. This … Continue reading

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Business Duo in Control of the Cockpit: Would Pakistani Economy Fly High?

As Pakistani law makers vote to elect its 12th President,  I have at least two reasons for being excited: 1) its a great feeling of pride to see an alumnus of my alma mater, Institute Of Business Administration, Mr. Mamnoon … Continue reading

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Pakistan’s New Energy Policy: A Hope Worth Having!

Kudos to the Nawaz Sharif government for bringing out the country’s first National Energy Policy 2013-18. It is encouraging to note that the government has come up with a policy whose lack of it has made the country and its people … Continue reading

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Electricity Theft: Would ‘Religious Blackmailing’ Work?

The recent report on Peshawer Electric Supply Corporation to seek divine help to solve the power theft left me yet again shocked. Why do we have to drag religion to an issue that is by any standard a wrong doing … Continue reading

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Energy Crisis in Pakistan: How and Why?

Pakistan faces an epic electricity crisis that threatens to its socio-economic and geo-political existence. The current electric power crisis has been in the making for the last few decades courtesy to perpetual inefficiencies and degradation of the socio-technical infrastructures for … Continue reading

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Ramadan and Loadshedding in Pakistan

“What is more tolerable, fasting for 22 hours in 18 degree celsius or fasting for 16 hours in 48 degree celsius in the sweltering heat, thank your stars you are not in Pakistan?” chided my mom as I complained about … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer and Energy Crisis in Pakistan

I turn on the camera to talk to my parents on Skype and find my dear father sitting shirtless with a hand held fan giving himself a wisp of air every now and then. He tells me there is no … Continue reading

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