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  • Pakistan wrestles with coal dilemma

    PAKISTAN’S efforts to end energy crisis have impaled it on the horns of a dilemma: it wants to end power shortfalls at the earliest using coal but also needs to keep its environment clean...

    Electricity is a major issue in Pakistan’s electoral politics, and the government has opted for coal-based power under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

  • The dangers of Pakistan’s coal revival

    However, while the rest of the world is clamping down on coal, Pakistan is attempting to revive its fledgling coal industry with five new power plants scheduled to start producing electricity by 2018 and many more in the pipeline...

    These coal power plants will spew billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over their lifetime, further jeopardising the future of our planet...

  • Environmental concerns abound as Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

    In the bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster...

    Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan that has seen Beijing provide billions of dollars in financing to...

  • Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

    ISLAMKOT: In bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster...

    Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that has seen Beijing provide billions of dollars in financing to...

  • Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, report suggests

    Cash-strapped Pakistan should pursue clean energy instead of relying on coal, nuclear and hydroelectric power, according to a report released on Wednesday urging the country's policymakers to rethink plans for building more coal-fired plants...

    The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Ohio, said coal-fired power, one of the central pillars of Pakistan's energy deals with China, is a costlier and dirtier alternative...

  • No end to coal in Pakistan

    Energy sector experts suggest that renewables are Pakistan’s future, but the government continues to look the other way...

    Currently, more than 60 per cent of the electricity generated in Pakistan comes from fossil fuels, inclu­ding gas, coal and furnace oil, and this is set to grow...

  • Pakistan, three other countries got highest G20 coal subsidies

    LONDON: Pakistan is one of four countries which received highest amount of G20 international public finance for coal-fired power plants in 2016-17, according to a report issued by a London-based think tank on Tuesday...

    Despite promising a decade ago to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the world’s leading economies more than doubled subsidies to coal-fired power plants over three years, putting climate goals at risk, said the report...

  • Pakistan gets $336m in Coalition Support Fund, foreign reserves climb to $19bn

    KARACHI: Pakistan on Tuesday received some $336 million from the United States for its ongoing role in combating a Taliban insurgency in neighbouring Afghanistan...

    The injection of cash, which comes as the Taliban steps up its annual summer offensive launched in late April, has helped Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves reach a fresh high of about $19 billion, State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) officials said...

  • Pakistan's fuel reserves fall below strategic levels

    Sources said the Ministry of Defence had repeatedly called on the quarters concerned to increase supplies for strategic reserves...

    Justifying the shortfall of fuel reserves from strategic levels, he claimed that the demand for both petrol and high-speed diesel was currently on the rise...

  • Pakistan reserves the right to pull out of Asia Cup next year, Sethi warns BCCI

    LAHORE: India’s objection over Pakistan hosting the 2018 Emerging Teams Asia Cup might force the latter to exercise its ‘right’ to pull out of the Asia Cup which will be staged in India in September next year, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi warned on Tuesday...

    Representatives from India and Bangladesh were absent during the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) meeting in Lahore in October after they raised their...

  • British High Commissioner summoned over 'malicious' anti-Pakistan slogans on London cabs

    Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew on Friday over slogans being displayed on London cabs "that directly attack Pakistan's territorial integrity and sovereignty...

    "According to a statement released by the Foreign Office, "the high commissioner was informed that Pakistan, in line with the UN Charter, rejects actions and advertisements with malicious content that impinge on...

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