Thar coal: ‘Power shortages can be overcome’

Says Mehran University VC Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput.

APP July 09, 2013
Rs12b is allocated by the Sindh government for development of Thar coal in the provincial budget for fiscal 2014. PHOTO: FILE

HYDERABAD: Pakistan’s power crisis could be resolved by proper utilisation of coal deposits in Tharparkar, said Mehran University of Engineering and Technology vice-chancellor Prof. Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan Rajput.

“The power situation could be reined in inside four or five years by establishing coal-based power generation units,” he said. “If India and China can do it then Pakistan could also attain self-sufficiency by adopting the same method.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 10th, 2013.


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