Pakistan's Power Puzzle

Power Sector Quagmire: Saga of Circular Debt, Rising Mountain of Capacity Payments to IPPs

Raza Rabbani wants action against Discos overcharging consumers

The CEOs of Discos should be placed on ECL, says the PPP senator

IRSA releases 93,600 cusecs water

IRSA releases 93,600 cusecs water

Power theft found at plastic factory

Power theft found at plastic factory

NTDC completes reconductoring work on 500kV transmission line

NTDC completes reconductoring work on 500kV transmission line

Electricity tariff likely to increase by Rs1.30 per unit

Nepra to hear power companies' petition on Nov 14

National grid to lose 3,600 megawatts of costly electricity in two years2026

14 power plants will stop generating costly electricity as contracts expire

JI chief urges top court to take suo moto on IPPs' contracts

Siraj warns to march on Islamabad if demands were not met

Nepra moved for hike in K-Electric tariff

Nepra will hear the government's request on September 11

Interim govt comes up with 'power relief plan'

IMF permission awaited before enforcing this policy

Tarbela extension project contractor asked to implement recovery plan for timely completion

Project is a component of green, clean and least-cost energy generation plan

Wapda to rehabilitate charred houses of Christians in Jaranwala

The move is meant to express solidarity with Christian community

Land acquisition for Dasu hydropower project completed: Wapda chairman

Says the construction pace to further accelerate on Dasu project

Wapda generates 8,158MW hydel electricity during peak hours

The authority owns and operates 22 hydel power stations with installed capacity of 9,459MW

Will send summary to president today for dissolution of National Assembly: PM Shehbaz

Addressed event on solar tube wells and importance of agriculture for development

NTDC signs 180 million euro Project with French Development Agency

NTDC signs 180 million euro Project with French Development Agency

Wapda chairman briefs PM on hydroelectric projects

He also apprises PM of the effects of recent rains on water reservoirs

Special NTDC teams deployed to restore power supply amid cyclone threat

Special NTDC teams deployed to restore power supply amid cyclone threat

Wapda to divert River Indus for Diamer-Bhasha Dam project

Wapda to divert River Indus for Diamer-Bhasha Dam Project

K-Electric requests Nepra for increase of Rs 5.13 per unit

K-Electric requests Nepra for increase of Rs 5.13 per unit

Punjab, Sindh to face water shortage this Kharif: IRSA

Provinces will face shortages of 27pc and 10pc in early and late Kharif season

K-Electric becomes profitable company: Privatization Commission

Before privatization K-Electric faced losses

ADB delegation calls on Wapda chairman

Development priorities, roadmap, financing of Wapda projects discussed

Wapda vows to add 10,000MWs hydropower to national grid by 2030

Diamer Bhasha, Mohmand, Dasu, and Tarbela hydel-power are Wapda's key projects

Diamer Basha Dam a significant project for national economy

Diamer Basha Dam a significant project for national economy

Lt Gen (r) Sajjad Ghani assumes charge as new WAPDA chairman

Lt Gen (r) Sajjad Ghani assumes charge as new WAPDA chairman

Lt Gen (retd) Sajjad Ghani appointed as new WAPDA chairman

The appointment of Chairman WAPDA will be for a period of five years.

Chairman WAPDA resigns citing 'personal reasons'

Mr Hussain had been appointed to the post on Aug 24, 2016.

Supreme Court announces verdict for victims of Tarbela dam after 60 years

The Court has rejected WAPDA’s plea against the claims by victims of the dam.

WAPDA chairman reviews progress on K-IV project

Work to commence in 3-4 months, to be completed in October 2023

Diamer Basha Dam most significant for sustainable development in Pakistan: Chairman Wapda

Diamer Basha Dam most significant for sustainable development in Pakistan: Chairman Wapda

Cabinet extends tenure of Wapda chairman

The appointment will take effect from August 24, 2021.

WAPDA honours athletes Arshad, Talha with cash awards worth Rs 2.5 million each

WAPDA honours athletes Arshad, Talha with cash awards worth Rs 2.5 million each

PM directs WAPDA to ensure availability of clean, sufficient water for Karachi

PM directs WAPDA to ensure availability of clean, sufficient water for Karachi

WAPDA chairman meets Chinese Ambassador

WAPDA chairman meets Chinese Ambassador

Chairman WAPDA briefs PM about progress of 10 ongoing mega projects

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction over the pace of projects.

President asks WAPDA to accelerate its efforts for completion of K-IV water supply project

President asks WAPDA to accelerate its efforts for completion of K-IV water supply project

Chairman WAPDA visits Terbela Dam to review progress on extension work

Chairman WAPDA visits Terbela Dam to review progress on extension work

Chairman WAPDA visits Mohmand Dam site

Chairman WAPDA visits Mohmand Dam site

Chairman WAPDA calls on Acting Governor Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi

Parvez Elahi said completion of new dams will provide cheap electricity and water for irrigation.

WAPDA eyes on Rohtas Dam for effective mitigation of flood water

The chairman said Rohtas Dam will play a pivotal role in saving country from devastating floods.

Complaints of power outages in parts of country as heatwave intensifies

Complaints of power outage in Lahore as heatwave intensifies

Dasu, Mohmand dams to be completed in 2024: WAPDA Chairman

The Chairman said that local people of Gilgit-Baltistan had been paid against land acquired

Dasu 4,320MW hydropower project contract signed for Rs52.5 billion

In the first phase, 2,160MW electricity will be generated by 2023.

Wapda wins National Games Male, Female Karate gold

Wapda wins National Games Male, Female Karate gold.

National departments owe Rs 1593 billion to govt

The tax money collected from poor masses is being spent on loss bearing institutions.

41st National Kabaddi Championship's final to be held today in Faisalabad

The match will be played between PAF and WAPDA teams in Faisalabad.

Awarding Mohmand dam contract to Descon not conflict of interest: Wapda

Bidding was opened in the PML-N's government time period

Mohmand Dam construction work to start within next two weeks

WAPDA using its own capability will kick start the work as early as second week of January.

PM directs urgent measures to reduce electricity tariff; curb theft

PM Imran directs measures to resolve security related issues confronting oil and gas exploring firms

Wapda chief says will soon purchase land for Mohmand Dam

Lt Gen (retired) Muzammil Hussain said the dam will store 1.2 million acre feet of water.

Subsidies vs Relief: Power tariff scaled up to 350 pc in last two decades

PMLN succeeded in stabilizing the power tariff in last three years of their government.

Wapda receives pre-qualification bids for Diamer-Bhasha dam

Wapda said it received bids from five joint ventures of foreign and local firms.

PM Imran Khan stresses urgency of building dams

We need to avert the looming water crisis confronting Pakistan

Wapda chief warns of water woes

Muzammil said construction on Diamer-Bahsha and Mohmand dams will begin next year.

SC takes suo motu of heavy taxes levied on petro products

The three-member bench will be headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Saqib Nisar.

SC to take up Nandipur Power Plant corruption case tomorrow

Notices have been issued by Attorney General (AG), Wapda Chairman and Energy Secretary

WAPDA chairman for aggressive foreign policy on Indus Water Treaty

Hussain was giving briefing to Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power.

Neelum Jhelum Project starts power generation

The project will start generating 242 MW in next two days

Wapda claims two more titles in national badminton

The titles won by WAPDA players included Women's Single and Men's Double.

Line losses, low recovery of bills causing heavy losses to national exchequer: Wapda

Loss of revenue not recovered by distribution companies and K-electric amounts to Rs83 billion.

PTI MNA, MPA released on bail after being arrested for ransacking PESCO office

The levies personnel took both PTI leaders into custody on Saturday

All resources will be utilised for uninterrupted power supply: PM

PM Nawaz Sharif chaired the Cabinet Committee on Energy in the capital

WAPDA recommends hike in electricity tariff

The power authority has over Rs 59 billion in dues which it aims to collect from the public

Pakistan Army reach National Netball Championship final

Pakistan Army have qualified for the final of both men and women events.

TMA workers' unique way of protesting against WAPDA

TMA workers collected garbage all across the city and piled it up in front of WAPDA plaza

All fancied opponents move ahead in national hockey

PIA, Wapda and National Bank fashioned out victories in the super league phase.

All set for Chashma-III, PM to inaugurate tomorrow

Atomic Energy Secretary complains about lack of funds for the atomic energy based power projects

CM Punjab terms 'Lahore Safe City' Asia's biggest project

CM Punjab said that electricity load shedding would be soon eradicated.

Work to be speeded up on Tarbela 4th Extension Project: WAPDA Chairman

Chairman WAPDA stressed on the need of project management for completing the project

Tarbela: Hydroelectricity project faces delay

Tarbela expansion project IV worth Rs 92 billion will produce 1410 Megawatt of electricity

Adjournment motion against WAPDA Chairman submitted in NA

Statement issued by WAPDA Chairman about Kalabagh Dam will open new Pandora's Box: motion

Wapda will not be privatized if employees work honestly: Khawaja Asif

Khawaja Asif said that government is taking every possible step to overcome electricity crisis.

Review report on Neelum-Jhelum shall be provided within 15 days: PM

Neelum-Jhelum was a sick project requiring due attention

Neelum-Jhelum hydropower project to be completed in 2017: Wapda Chairman

78 per cent work on the NJHP project is completed

1st phase of Neelum–Jhelum Hydro-power Project to complete on June 2017

Chairman WAPDA says 969 megawatt hydro-power project's first phase to complete on June 2017

PM meets WAPDA union delegation, union calls strike off after meeting

PM assured WAPDA delegation that all of their rightful demands will be fulfilled

Wapda employees stage protest against suggested privatization in Lahore

The protesting employees demanded to annul the plan at any cost.

Nepra allows domestic users to sell solar power to distribution companies

The authorities have imposed Net Metering System in the country for the first time.

Provincial govt responsible for load shedding in KP: Abid Sher Ali

Load shedding will end by 2017, said Abid Sher Ali

Protests in various cities against long hours of load shedding

Larakana is facing electricity outages between 12 to 16 hours

Opposition parties continue KP Assembly session boycott on second day

Enraged protesters are damaging the government installations in Swabi, says Speaker

Will provide uninterrupted electricity during Sehr, Aftar: Abid Sher Ali

irregularities had been found on the purchase of land for Diamir Bhasha Dam, said Abid Sher Ali

D.G. Khan: Wapda suspends power supply to TMA for not paying bill

The protesters appealed to CM Punjab to restore water supply as early as possible.

Wapda employees protest over proposed privatization

Protesters chanted slogans against the privatization of power distribution companies.

NEPRA gives consent to buy 1000 mw of electricity from Iran

Price of electricity bought from Iran would be 8 to 11 rupees per unit

Employees stage country-wide protest against Wapda's privatization

PHEU demanded the government to dismiss the decision of Wapda's privatization.

150 feeders trip as rain lashes Lahore

The power supply in Lahore could not be restored for the past 14 hours.

Lahore: Abid Sher Ali suspends 3 SDOs, 1 XEn in open court

He ordered to register a case against a SDO from Patoki on bribery accusations

People livid over load shedding, violent protests in various cities

Echoes of 'Bijli Do' (Give us electricity) heard in Multan, DI Khan and everywhere else in Pakistan

Electricity loadshedding worsens in scorching heat

Reportedly, 12-18 hours of loadshedding is being carried out throughout the country.

Where is Abid Sher Ali on Ittefaq Foundry's 40-million-rupees debt? Asks Bilawal

He said that martyrs will always have a voice as long as he lives.

"Mind your tongue, don't take advantage of relationship with PM", KP CM tells Abid Sher Ali

Abid Sher Ali should rid WAPDA of bribes and corruption instead of leveling allegations, he said.

98pc of electricity in Faryal Talpur's constituency is stolen: Abid Sher Ali

What do you call obtaining electricity through hooks if not cruelty? He asked.

SC declares Lakhra Power Plant agreement illegal

Supreme Court has cancelled Lakhra Power Plant Agreement.

Fuel adjustment: Rs5.80 per unit hike in power tariff approved

NEPRA has approved collection fuel adjustment charges and consumers will pay Rs 5.80 per unit extra.

Energy crisis: WAPDA, WB discuss Dasu project

The experts on Monday put their recommendations for construction of Dasu Hydropower Project.

'WAPDA paid IPPs over Rs 82.53 billion as fine, late payment'

The PAC summoned the report on the implementation of MOUs and agreements from WAPDA until now.

Power shortfall reaches up to 4500 MW

The electricity shortfall in the country has reached up to 4500 megawatt (MW).

Greek president struggles to avoid election

The president would meet initially with the heads of the three parties, said Papoulias' office.

Lyari operation: Four killed, 8 hurt during clashes

Four people including a policeman killed, 8 others wounded during clashes in Lyari area of Karachi.

Turkmenistan offers Pakistan gas on low rates

Turkmenistan has offered the supply of gas to Pakistan on cheap rates as compared to Iran.

Pak student wins US Space Foundation contest

Muhammad Nafeel Irfan, student of Aitchison College Lahore, won US Space Foundation art contest.

US Generals cant change Pakistans stance on NATO supply: Mukhtar

Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar on Thursday said that Pakistan will not compromise on its sovereignty.

PTI calls countrywide protest on Thursday

PTI has announced protest demonstration across country against raise in electricity prices.

PCNS call for US apology not Govt's stance: Rabbani

Senator Raza Rabbani says PCNS report on Pak-US ties in not viewpoint of the government of Pakistan.

Kleybanova wins in return from cancer treatment

Alisa Kleybanova has won her first match on return to tennis from cancer treatment.

Pakistan's right to review relations in national interest: US

United States has said that Pakistan is free to take any decision in its own national interest.

Whitney Houston's body arrives in New Jersey

Whitney Houston's body arrived in her home state of New Jersey on Monday night.

NAB chairman tenders apology in NRO case

Admiral (r) Fasih Bokhari tendered apology before the Supreme Court in NRO implementation case.

Edinburgh festivals bat eyes at London Olympic fans

The world's biggest annual arts extravaganza is gearing up to lure fans.

Istanbul summit to map out Afghan future begins

A global conference aimed at mapping out the future of Afghanistan after troops depart opened.

Vettel clinches F1 championship at Japanese GP

Vettel became F-1 youngest back-to-back world champion when he finished third in the Japanese GP.

No place for criminals in MQM: Altaf

MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that there was no place for criminals in the party.

Purple potatoes lower BP without piling on pounds

Redskin potatoes and white potatoes may have similar effects.

SC cancels notification of Sohails relegation

The SC has cancelled the notification of making Sohail Ahmad officer on special duty (OSD).

Muridke: Mother, daughter die in road accident

A woman and her daughter died as their car collided with mud lump near Kala Sha Kaku interchange.

Qaim seeks indiscriminate action against terrorists

Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah said that law enforcers should take action against terrorists without bias.

Karachi: 21 injured in grenade attack near hotel

At least 21 people have been injured in a grenade attack on hotel on Napier road in Karachi.

3 held in US are from Swat

Pakistan born American Sher Ali who arrested for links with militants is from Swat.

Khanpur: 100 fall unconscious in toxic gas leakage

At least 100 people fell unconscious after leakage of toxic gas from an ice factory.

West Ham striker fined 20,000 pounds

Cole admitted a charge of improper conduct at a regulatory hearing.

Karachi: Student protest against HEC devolution

Devolution of the HEC will be a disastrous move for the country's education system, say experts.

King Abdullah reaches Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah returned to Saudi Arabia after spending three months abroad for medical treatment.