pakistan energy

Pakistan PM Rushes to End Energy Shortages Ahead of 2018 Poll

By Drazen Jorgic LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Oct 10 – In Abdul Aziz’s print shop, the daily blackouts that plunge him into darkness and silence his rolling presses are costly and chip away at his faith in Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. For nearly a decade, power shortages have hobbled the country’s economy and eaten into Aziz’s profits, preventing

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Poo-Powered Pumps Help Pakistan Farmers Grow Richer, Greener

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio FATEH JHANG, Pakistan, May 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For farmer Mujahid Abbasi, switching the power source for his irrigation pump from diesel to biogas has brought economic and health gains. The 43-year-old from Fateh Jhang village, some 26 miles (42 km) from Pakistan‘s capital city Islamabad, has benefited

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