Energy Disaster is coming ahead in Pakistan
July 7, 2011 12 Comments
Pakistan is setting accurate example of disaster mismanagement in all sections which are directly or indirectly related to security and power and energy sectors.As a sixth largest country in the world with its population will exceed to 200 millions by 2025 ,there is no mega project coming ahead to manage this rise in population with income and per capita energy used in industrialization or agriculture purpose.Both are showing negative trends with high growth of unproductive population increasing the militancy factors in our cities and towns.
Since 1947 India whom we try to equate with us has raised its number of dams from 300 to 4000 but Pakistan has halted its number on 18 dams with few like Neelam jehlum is under construction which storage would depend on discharge of flow from Indian side.
We have already reduced our one fifth capacity of water storage by not properly maintaining the already existed faculties .In future it not be nuclear bomb that would be considered as symbol of our power but India will just use of this water bomb to break our shaky structure of agricultural and power for our complete collapse.Non developmental approach toward adopting cheap and environmental friendly Hydel power in glaciers encircled Pakistan is kept on low priority and direction of exploration has been focused to utilize more or import Oil and Gas for major production units .
Pakistan is known for its unused high natural reserves and hidden energy resources including fairly sizable natural gas reserves, some proven oil reserves, coal (Pakistan has the fourth-largest coal reserves in the world.It is said that single Thar Coal Reserve of Sindh is about 850 Trillion Cubic Feet which is more than Oil Reserves of Saudi & Iran.
Each year billion cu secs of precious water has been wasted to sea without using it for energy or agriculture sector .
List can go on without thinking a second that how naturally rich country we are. The geographic placement of Pakistan in south Asia gives great edge over other nations in the area and piece of attraction for foreign forces.
The inability to explore resources and implement energy projects has been attributed to fiscal constraint is but it is just due to lack of vision or intentional negligence for strengthening typical cartels in Pakistan who are front driver of nation’s economy for their personal gains.
Wrongly manipulated gas industry has already created havoc for all IPPs, fertilizer industries , textile and , paper production units as all resources and facilities have been passed on to provide CNG to million of consumers of Pakistan in the name of cheap and environmental safe fuel.Now its massive use by public is being exploited by corrupt management which on weakly basis is torturing its consumers by unplanned load shedding and monthly rise in prices of gas.
Mushroom growth of CNG pumps in thick residential areas, manufacturers of CNG kits, and its related services, have involved millions in this business which is now being teased by tension creating regulatory policies of petroleum and gas ministry under the corrupt political leadership.
This way state actors are controlling the nerves of masses by paralyzing their normal activities which is ceasing their national approach on the matters of political and security failures.This way Government is successful to restrain the People’s ability not to think more than their own daily problems for normal or under normal living.
Complete picture of failure is trying to be drawn in successful manner that democracy in Pakistan is just revenge of insane minds and democratic norms can only bring down fall as far as growth development is concerned.Three to five major power projects have been set in five years but couldn’t give production as gas supply was not given t o them as deals were made five years ago.Fertilizer industries are either shit down their plants by shedding their staff or running it low load which would ultimately give benefit to TCP like corrupt department to offer more tenders for supply importing fertilizers.
Textile mill owners are quicker in their response against this black out of power as most of them have shifted their business either to Bangladesh or far east Asian countries by closing down their units leaving thousand unemployed and frustrated. Small unit owners daily come to roads and abuse government policies which are behaving like lame duck and dumb buffaloes who is more interested in eating fodder rather than milking for the people.
Contrary to this extremely high defense deals are being made in military circles on the name of defense as top priority and in similar manners GE like companies are being called on to bring power plants of 3 to 4 mega watts near to all major army units for supplying non stop powers to security equipments and personals only.These plants are being designed on basis of gas or air fuel supply which US and Saudis are assuring our military chiefs so that high cost defense deals would be successfully get its shape with US .
That is not matter of concern or ponder if in future they show defiance of their deals because today’s puppets would get their share and leave the places for new crook evils of Pakistan.
The problem is not lack of resources in our side but we face dearth of fair and clean leadership .Since its creation Pakistan has been hijacked by political opportunists cum American touts whom are here for filling their accounts on short cut bases.That is why no even flow of development and its strategies are seen in almost all fields. Authorised people first set their personal targets and then spare some for public.It gives short-lived solution of our problems.This imported war is going on in our region is some kind of attempts to gain the economic supervision of satanic forces by letting down demand of locals.
The day Pakistanis are able to get rid of them, one can think of change and that change will be first felt from grass root level .