Kalabagh Dam, Thar coal to help solve Pakistan power crisis: VP
The government of Pakistan should make efforts to develop consensus among provinces for starting the Kalabagh dam and other big electricity generation projects.
This was the assessment of Vice President Anjuman Tajran Mian Muhammad Saleem, who said that Pakistan's energy shortfall coud be addressed by Thar coal and the Kalabagh dam.
He pointed out that the Akhori dam project could not be a substitute to the Kalabagh Dam as power generation capacity of the latter is almost 600% more than that of the former.
Furthermore, he added that the use of generators to produce electricity to meet production demand in small industrial units was neither viable nor economical.
Industries, like sanitary-ware, he said, needed cheap electricity which can only be obtained through hydro or coal resources.