Tag Archives: power

Pakistan’s power sector way forward

Pakistan’s power sector way forward

Pakistan’s power sector remains in news for all the wrong reasons. Circular debt is continuously increasing where private power producers are primarily accused for the increase in high electricity prices in the country and mounting circular debt. Besides other measures, …

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Issues and challenges of tax collection

Issues and challenges of tax collection

Interview with Mr Ashfaq Yousuf Tola – President, Tola Associates Pakistan & Gulf Economist had an exclusive conversation with Mr Ashfaq Yousuf Tola regarding taxation. Excerpts of the conversation are as follows: Enhancement of extra rate of tax: The FBR has …

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Ban on use of gas by captive power plants

Ban on use of gas by captive power plants

In an attempt to address circular debt issue, the Government of Pakistan (GoP) has increased electricity tariff by Rs1.95/Kwh or 15%. This is likely to translate into additional recoveries of Rs200 billion. Potential agreements with IPPs is also likely to …

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Launch of 20pc renewable energy by 2025

Launch of 20pc renewable energy by 2025

Presently the Government of Pakistan is intending to introduce renewable energy in Pakistan in phases where the first phase expects 20 percent by 2025. No doubt, Pakistan is successfully overcoming energy crisis, which has direct and indirect impact on all …

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Distribution companies – divide and rule

Distribution companies - divide and rule

Cost of electricity in Pakistan is one of the highest in the region, which makes the businesses uncompetitive; though electricity at subsidized rates is charged to the consumers. Out of three segments of power sector; distribution segment has the key …

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