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Pakistan can produce cost-effective energy from geothermal resources: Expert WASHINGTON: The development of Geothermal energy resources available in all provinces of Pakistan can provide cost -effective energy for the long-term and save billions of dollars spent on import of fossil fuels, a Pakistani energy expert said.Javed Ahmad, Chairman, Energy Foundation-Pakistan, told reporters after making a presentation on the subject at an international conference that foreignl entrepreneurs have shown an interest in investing in the field.He said with investment that will bring technology, geothermal energy could produce 5000 MWe in the initial four years up to 2017, using Co Produced Hot Waters & Capped Dry wells With Geothermal Fluids."The use of geothermal energy will improve the economy of Pakistan by saving billions of dollars every year for Pakistan which are being used for import of fossil fuels for power generation", he said.Javed Ahmad's recommendations at the conference included carrying out a Geothermal Energy Resources Base Load Study through International Donors ...

Power shortfall eases to 1,700 MW ISLAMABAD: The power shortfall in the country further eased to 1,700 MW as the total generation on Tuesday was recorded at 10,600 MW against the demand of 12,300 MW at 1000 hours.According to daily data released by National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited (NTDC), the hydel generation stood at 3,580 MW, Thermal 1,610, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) 5,410 MW and Wind 6 MW.The hydel generation has significantly increased owing to more water discharge from Tarbela ...
PPIB seeks proposals for development of raw sites for two hydel projects ISLAMABAD: The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has invited proposals from interested private sector entrepreneurs for development of raw sites for 350 MW Athmuqam Hydropower and 132 MW Rajdhani Hydropower projects.The last date for submission of proposals is June 20.The interested party/parties can submit proposals for one or both the raw sites after fulfilling pre-requisite formalities of separate registration and purchasing of Expression of Interest (EOI) of the project.EOI document can be obtained either ...
First unit of Nandipur Power Project to start generation by May ISLAMABAD: Around 75 per cent work has already been completed on 425-525 MW Nandi Pur Power project and its first unit will start generating 95 MW by May.This was stated by Chief Engineer Nandi Pur Power Project Shahid Sohail while talking to APP here Monday.He said that the 425-525 MW Nandi Pur Power plant would be fully operationalised by December and vigorously work was being carried out to complete the project in due time.He said ...
Russia wants to help Pakistan in energy sector: Alexey Dedov KARACHI: Russian Federation's Ambassador to Pakistan , Alexey Y. Dedov here on Thursday said that his country wanted to help Pakistan in energy sector as it is facing shortage of energy.The Ambassador , in his interactive meeting with members of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( KCCI) at the Chamber office, informed that a high profile trade delegation of Russia will visit Karachi soon. Russian Consul General at Karachi, Oleg Avdeev and a team ...


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Foreign Debt $60.9bn
Per Cap Income $1,368
GDP Growth 3.6%
Average CPI 7.5%
Trade Balance $-1.433 bln
Exports $2.167 bln
Imports $3.600 bln
WeeklyApril 14, 2014
Reserves $9.713 bln