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Engr Tahir Basharat Cheema

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Anti-theft campaign — will the latest succeed?

Pakistan leads the way in the incidence of illegal abstraction of energy (theft of electricity in the legal lingo). Sadly, the situation after...

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Will the upcoming Disco boards be a fiasco again?

Non-professionalism in the power sector has been dubbed as the main reason for the present rot. Here, the present lacklustre governance at the MoE’s...

16.05.2024 70

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The dumb national electricity policy of 2021

A good public policy is one that addresses a societal problem effectively, is based on evidence and research, considers the needs and perspectives of...

07.05.2024 20

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The QTAs and FPAs of power sector

Each sector has its issues that need interpretations for the people to understand. The power sector has become a riddle to say the least. Every month...

15.04.2024 20

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Is there more misery in the offing?

Presently, the power sector is stuck with 43,000MWs of available generation capacity, while the power division informs us that our demand hovers...

30.03.2024 10

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Gerrymandering and the poor Discos

Come rain or storm, the political animal will never leave the chance to reap the best out of the economy of any sector. This pursuit is evident in...

20.03.2024 50

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Power sector and politically motivated vandalism!

The present sad state of the Pakistan’s Power Sector cannot be emphasized any further. Everyone, including the successive governments, understands...

06.03.2024 30

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Will the power sector ever deliver?—II

After explaining the issues with policy and plan, governance and management of the PSCEs, it is important to explain about the operational management...

23.02.2024 20

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Will the power sector ever deliver?—I

The sector shenanigans have resulted in a near existential threat for the Country. Although, the situation has been in the news since long, but no one...

22.02.2024 30

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A single fuel regime for Pakistan

Energy in Pakistan has always been a sore point, especially because availability waxes and wanes and so does the policy. Public policy is most...

29.11.2023 60

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Importance of central planning cannot be overemphasized

Academics keep on telling us about the progress Pakistan achieved during the 1960s – basically, through the tutelage of the then most effective...

13.11.2023 20

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Loss-making Discos — Who tops the chart?

Unfortunately, the Pakistan Power Sector is never away from the public eye– specifically, since the last two decades. Media, primarily, picked-up...

08.11.2023 30

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Power tariff – a flawed business model

Power tariffs have recently been in the limelight – not for any other issue but for unaffordability of the same. The steep rise during the last two...

07.11.2023 10

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Present BoDs of Discos have to go

The de-bundling of Wapda’s Power Wing in 1996 has been traumatic, to say the least. Besides, it has also turned sour for the people of Pakistan...

02.11.2023 10

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Discos—a dead weight around our necks?—II

Unbeknown to the Regulator, presently the DISCOs are not even maintaining their existing infrastructure. Basically, they are wasting the outlays on...

18.10.2023 20

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Discos—a dead weight around our necks?—I

Privatisation of Discos has been on the anvil since the 1994 World Bank spurned reform primarily relating Wapda’s Power Wing. It was envisaged that...

17.10.2023 30

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Circular history of power sector

The presently beleaguered Power Sector is being assailed by its generalist governors. Conveniently forgetting that they are the problem, they are...

12.10.2023 60

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Anatomisation of power tariff

Power Sector as a whole and specifically the electricity tariff is under discussion every day. All and sundry are challenging the validity and...

04.10.2023 40

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Govt as the biggest power defaulter

The media is replete with news of the Power Sector – mostly negative. Most recently, it is the exorbitant bills being received by the people and the...

17.09.2023 30

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The anatomy of Discos’ BoDs

The whole nation is seized by the huge bills received by the people. KE – as a vertically integrated utility – with its own dedicated generation...

08.09.2023 20

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