Pakistan’s deepening energy crisis shows little signs of abating, with recent power breakdowns and loadshedding causing riots in several parts of the country.
The government has failed to deliver on its promises of cut-down on loadshedding during Ramazan, especially during Sehr, Iftar and Taraweeh hours and angry mobs have taken to the streets in protest.
On Monday, the Lahore High Court chief justice directed the government to ensure equal load-shedding across the country after it was reported that the province of Punjab was on the receiving end of the worst power cut-downs while in other provinces “power theft was at large scale and the bill recovery at low even then Punjab was being victimised in the load management plan.”
While Pakistan has begun exploring alternative energy options, a large-scale implementation of such plans is yet to materialise.
With the current government nearing the end of its five-year reign in power, the energy crisis remains amongst its top failures.
How will the country cope with this ever-worsening issue of energy crisis?
Will Pakistan be able to make use of alternate energy sources to overcome the power shortfalls?
Will the government be able to overcome this problem before the end of its tenure?
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