Decentralising the power sector
A key change is the setting up of a new Energy Ministry which will have two divisions — Power and Petroleum.
It is expected that this will help harmonise all energy-related affairs and result in improved efficiencies in the supply, distribution and usage of power and petroleum products.
The move may, however, lead to another type of disconnect as the work on major hydropower projects, such as Dasu and Diamer Bhasha, are expected to begin in the near future and it’s hoped that these organisational changes will not impact their timely implementation.
Published in Dawn, The Business and Finance Weekly, August 21st, 2017