Pakistan looks for external sources to generate additional power
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  • Reports noted that the Pakistani government had decided to attract $150 billion investment to generate 143,310 megawatt of additional power by 2030. This would include investments of $50 billion by the public sector and $100 billion by the private sector.

    Other measures proposed include expediting the development of deeper reserves at Sui, Tal (Kohat), construction of gas pipelines from Iran, Qatar and Turkeministan, increasing strategic oil reserves to 45 days from the present level of 20, utilizing gas from dormant fields as CNG for supply to far-flung areas, establishing new refineries as joint ventures with China and an increase in the share of coal to at least 19 per cent (about 20,000MW) by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2050)1.