THE new prime minister presided over the first cabinet meeting since assuming his office and set for himself and his team a difficult task of streamlining the power sector and enforcing source deduction of electricity dues from all government departments which default in payments.

In fact, this is the core issue for the nation as people are fed up with prolonged power outages. The new prime minister can do a good job by forcing departments to pay circular debt to Wapda and the KESC. The two organisations mentioned above must also pay their dues to the PSO before acquiring oil. Moreover, plants that are not working properly should be put in order. Dams should be constructed, and the ‘kunda’ system must go. The government should provide gas to the energy sector.

Also, the government should buy electricity from Iran and China. By taking rational measures the government can overcome the energy crisis.

TARIQ HUSAIN KHAN Karachi

Updated Jul 21, 2012 02:51am

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Farid
Jul 21, 2012 11:10am
how about inefficiencies, lack of equipment maintenance, energy theft, line losses due to inefficient building designs and the list could go on and on.. Power organisation have no visibility of information with lack of information management systems that are tightly coupled between Scada systems on the lines and control rooms. In this environment it is difficult to have a Power division run efficiently.
Sam
Jul 21, 2012 04:25am
Simply use gas to generate all electricty.Pakistan have plenty of gas reserve why not utilize them by generating required electricity.
J.S.Hussain
Jul 21, 2012 08:24pm
It is an indirect and long-term solution. The nation should collectively try to get rid of feudalism and vested interests and in order to do that elect honest and hardworking representatives for the national and provincial assemblies.
sher tareen
Jul 21, 2012 11:47pm
Nuclear Energy is also one of the easiest source which is only 1% presently.