Utilise all resources: Govt asked to tackle energy crisis

Published: December 26, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has asked the government to use all resources to tackle the energy crisis lest the GSP Plus facility go in vain. FPCCI President Zubair Ahmed Malik on Wednesday said the government needs to initiate serious efforts on all fronts so that long-delayed Iran gas pipeline project and Kalabagh Dam could be constructed, otherwise energy security in Pakistan will remain a pipedream. Speaking to the business community, he said Pakistan is the only country where power plants are being run on natural gas despite its shortage. Malik said former president Pervez Musharraf took the decision to use clean fuel for producing electricity which must be reversed immediately and power plants should be converted to coal or furnace oil.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2013.

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