Electricity load shedding in Pakistan only due to defective policies

Published on Author K. Shahzad10 Comments

Coal Power PlantThe electricity load shedding in Pakistan would have not been a big problem to cope with but its made much bigger by adopting the defective policies. One of the causes of load shedding is called the circular debt, which means the private electricity generation companies keep generating the power but they do not get the money for the electricity they have provided, in that case they can generate the electricity for limited period and after that when the outstanding amount to be paid by government to these companies cross a limit, by being not able to fuel costs these companies stop the production till they have get paid back by government.

This have been happening very much lately, current approach from government is they let the circular dept build up and while companies stop production they are paid back after many months and mean while that halt brings in more shortage and more electricity load shedding subsiquently.

Now this is the place where the issue of rental power plants come in. The question is, when you are not able to finance the current infrastructure and when you are not fully utilizing the current generation capacity, why on earth you need the rental power plants? – It would have made some sense if the rental power plants would have have come with low cost electricity but unfortunately other than thinking of paying back the circular dept and taking all the current resources in action our government have chosen to bring in the rental power plants. The plants which does not still started generating the power but we already started paying the rent money.

After carefully reading whats written above one can decide that the rental power plants stunt was really not required at the moment. Moreover when you live in country which is blessed with so much of natural resources why on earth you have to go for rental power plants. Wind forms and solar energy power plants have got huge potential in this country which can bring in lots of low cast energy, also if more dams are planned, we can get much more hydro power.

After that come in the coal reserves which is blessing for this nation, we have got the coal reserves which are in few biggest coal reserves of the world. Research shows that if we use just 2% of these reserves for power generation we will be able to keep on generating the extra 25000 Mega Watts of power for next 40 years just from coal and we just have overall electricity consumption of 16000 Mega Watts country wide today. 12000 Mega Watts of power out of our 16000 mega watts is already being generated. The above facts clearly show that if the right policies are adopted we can not only generate enough power to meet our energy requirements but also generate power to sell out.

The problem of our country have never been the resources but only and only the sincere leadership which really cares for the country and all the souls living in it. For the moment we can just pray to Allah for blessing Pakistan with the leadership which is sincere and capable of making things happen. Next time when you vote in elections just think for your country and nothing else, keep the previous experiences in mind, they will help you much.

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10 Responses to Electricity load shedding in Pakistan only due to defective policies

  1. Electricity load shedding is really due to defective policies. There is no crisis of energy its their self created. They are deliberately keeping our Pakistan poor.
    This is their sole agenda. Not only their but many of other have same agenda.We are full of natural resources, renewable and alternative several options are available. Our govt can invest millions and billions in baggers schemes but not for development.

  2. We all agree that Pakistan is suffering from electricity shortage but why Dam construction project still on paper?it is really more important to complete Dam construction Project other than more on going projects. At the stage we are standing today as a nation, its time to do something to get out of us from such a miserable condition.

  3. ONLY FOR RULERS: The loadshedding crisis is prevailing in Pakistan. Really my heart is weeping as to what our rulers are doing. The whole industry is being collapsed and crime ratio is increasing due to short fall in electricity crisis as due to closing of industries, the people do not have jobs/work and they are constrained to commit crime. This is not an ordinary matter, rather it involves the whole economy of Pakistan. Please stop unnecessary projects, tours to foreign countries, investigations by scotland, opening of old cases, corrupt practices, otherwise we all including you rulers must face the music in the near future. Please let this drama closed and full concentration may be made to this short fall.

  4. FOR KIND ATTENTION OF DISTRICT POLICE OFFICER, SIALKOT: It is brought to your kind notice that although the police in your District is making hectic efforts to arrest the absconders involved in the criminal cases but at the same time, I may point out that many innocent people are heing harrassed and humiliated and even the persons who are acquitted in the cases are being re-arrested in the same cases. This may be lack of co-ordination between the concerned police station and the court employees especially Naib Courts. Some time, some criminals are delcared absconders and their names are entered in the police record as P.O but subsequently they appear before the court and show cause of their non-appearance and ultimately after trial or compromise are acquitted but neither the concerned police take the interest to wash their names from P.O list nor the court naib court informs them and consequently again the acquitted persons are arrested and had to undergo agony. Please pay attention toward this aspect of the matter and avoid to re-arrest the persons who are either acquitted from the courts are released.

  5. This is security state and not a welfare state so govt. is giving priority to war against terror / armed forces. Defense budget had been increased remarkably. Resources are ending up for defense (for USA interests only) so load shedding or circular debuts are not an issue for gov.

  6. Zardari and his ministers team.. all burn in hell. haramkhor. they should be shot on sight. look at the pain we are going through at our houses due to load shedding. bastards

  7. Keeping in view of this miserable condition of our country we must behead these so called rulers, bureaucrats and politicians just like French revolution. We have to have bloody revaluation here in Pakistan to make it prosperous.

  8. that govt. is totally failed. pakistan want good leadership…
    IS paksitani presdient home have laod sheding? No
    why? ANSWER GIVE THE PAKISTAN PEOPLE OR PRESDIENT
    PAKISTAN ZINDABAD
    ZARDARI SHAME ON U. U R THINK ABOUT OUR SELF BUT DONT THINK THE PEOPLE…
    PAISE KAHA RAHA HY BOHT JALD WAPIS KARE GA

  9. i m from WAPDA n see the corruption going on here load-shedding is just for that reason that people pull their hair off and dont pay attention to those politicians.
    There is no short fall i asked persons in RCC Islamabad named Salman and Nabeel and they said higher authorities ordered to do load shedding because they ve to save higher people living in defence and some other areas.I have full details in short Hydel is working Thermal is working there is a shortfall of just 900 MW but they r load shedding for 3 hours continues which is about 3000 to 4000 MW.
    IPP s are working too.
    Secondly RE s Directors and others from power stations like Muzzaffargarh got oil tankers but half of those consumed and other half is sold for their expenses they share that money among eachother.
    In defence Grid I asked persons Usman, Ghazanfer and Abu-Baker and they told me that sir RCC odered us to do load-shedding and save main defence.
    Same in Shadman Grid and they r doing it to raise prices of bills.
    Government have money and they gave them resources those people i mentioned above and some others are doing it because they r making money because of this.
    In my area there s no load-shedding and the reason is that next to my house is a house of GM LESCO.
    Thats the reason only i cant stop this i sent my report to GEO and express with proof but they r soo afraid to publish it because higher authorities are involved in it.

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