Power Minister Awais Leghari Led delegation today


Power Minister Awais Leghari today led a delegation of the Power Sector of the Government of Pakistan to meet with its Saudi Energy sector counterpart at Riyadh.The prominent leaders present in the meeting included Mr. Nassir Al-Qahtani, Assistant Minister for Electricity Affairs, and Mr. Nayef Almusehel, Deputy Minister for Policies and Strategic Planning. During the meeting, both sides exchanged detailed…

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Grid vs Rooftop Solar: Navigating Pakistan’s Energy Landscape

In the realm of Pakistan’s power sector, a contentious debate brews between the traditional grid system and the burgeoning rooftop solar initiatives. Dr. Khalid Waleed, an esteemed authority in energy economics, delves into the intricacies of this debate and offers a roadmap for sustainable energy transition. Pakistan witnessed a notable decrease in electricity consumption, a 10% drop from FY2022 to…

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Understanding electricity demand

*There is a need to attract more investments into transmission system, especially under CPEC The aphorism ‘supply creates its own demand’, often attributed to economist Jean-Baptiste Say, encapsulates a fundamental principle of classical economics. This notion, known as Say’s Law, faced criticism during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when supply exceeded demand, leading to economic downturns. Similarly, Pakistan’s electri­city…

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The Private Power & Infrastructure Board (PPIB) was established in 1994 as a one-window facilitator on behalf of the Government of Pakistan (GoP) to promote private investment in the power sector of Pakistan. Since its inception, PPIB has consistently remained a frontrunner institution in Pakistan’s power sector. Recognizing the performance and success of PPIB, the government, on the advice of…

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Nestlé Pakistan’s ‘Creating Shared Value’ report highlights sustainability efforts


Renewable energy and sustainable plastics for a sustainable tomorrow LAHORE: Building on its strong foundation, Nestlé Pakistan published its 2023 Creating Shared Value (CSV) Report, ‘Powering a Sustainable Tomorrow’ highlighting its commitments on climate action, sustainable plastics, regenerative agriculture, renewable energy and water regeneration, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Highlighting Nestlé’s efforts, Jason Avanceña,…

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OGRA Chief: Government Plans Phased Deregulation of Fuel Prices


Mansoor Khan, Chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), announced that the government intends to deregulate petroleum prices in phases, with a collaborative approach involving all stakeholders. This decision comes in response to ongoing discussions regarding the deregulation of High-Speed Diesel (HSD) and petrol, addressing concerns and seeking consensus across the oil industry. Speaking at OGRA’s headquarters in…

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