Fatima Habib Power Shortages in Pakistan: Causes and Solutions

Shortfall of power supply to Pakistan’s industry has significantly contributed to its staggered economic growth. In addition to an unreliable transmission and distribution system, Pakistan is not producing enough electricity to meet demand. Power shortages have resulted in rampant unemployment as the manufacturing sector is operating below capacity. To overcome this crisis, not only should the state enforce the timely payment of electricity bills but consumers must also play their part by switching to energy-efficient modes. Moreover, a long-term plan to include renewables into the energy mix would increase the overall supply of electricity to help meet national demand.

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