Energy saving can help control power shortfall




STAFF REPORT LHR: Energy experts have said that usage of energy-efficient equipment in industries and home appliances along with energy conservation measures can help mitigate prevailing energy crisis in the country.

They were speaking at a seminar "Energy Audit-Impacts and Prospects" was arranged by the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP) Lahore, at Wapda House.

In the opening address, Engr Mohsin M. Syed, President IEEEP, and member

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Citizens concerned over water shortfall in Islamabad


STAFF REPORT ISB: The Islamabad Citizens Committee (ICC) has expressed its grave concern over the shortfall of 60 million gallons of water per-day in the capital.
A delegation of the committee conveyed the citizens’ concern to this effect to CDA Chairman Maroof Afzal at a meeting held recently in Islamabad.While briefing the chairman on the gravity of the situation, the committee’s Secretary General Muhammad Dawood Khokhar emphazied for augmentation of water resources from Indus river

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Various proposals presented to overcome energy shortfall




STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers at the recently held 7th International Engineering Convention presented their suggestions and recommendations to minimize the increase in energy crisis faced by Pakistan.
They called for implementing the suggestions presented in the convention in public and private sector organizations.
In his remarks, President IEP Syed Jamshed Ali Rizvi said that engineering institutions can contribute a lot to provide leadership to the profession by maximising the

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Conference foresees resolution of major energy shortfall in months




STAFF REPORT ISB: Though the energy crisis has become a chronic issue in the country badly hampering the overall economic progress and shattering the national life. However, the government repeatedly claims that it is making all-out efforts and taking initiatives to overcome the energy shortfall especially power and gas sector.
While addressing a recently held three-day international conference on energy systems and policies in Islamabad, President Mamnoon Hussain said that efficient

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IEEEP Fair ends with pledge to control energy shortfall




STAFF REPORT KHI: The IEEEP Fair 2014 concluded at the Expo Centre Karachi with a renewed commitment to take more initiatives reduce energy shortfall in the country.
The expo was conducted by Institutions of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP) and Badar Expo Solutions, along with Engineering sector of Pakistan.
More than 75 companies showcased their products at the exhibition. This included direct participations of companies based in China and Singapore besides other

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18000 tons oil, 150mmcft gas needed to end shortfall

STAFF REPORT IBD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Water and Power Dr Mussadiq Malik has said that the caretaker government is taking urgent measures to overcome the power loadshedding across the country.The caretaker prime minister, he said, has recently chaired a meeting of the ministers of finance, petroleum and natural resources, and water and power to address the issue of persistent power shortfall in the country.Talking to media persons here, Dr Mussadiq said that 18,000 tons of oil and

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Energy shortfall: painful consequences


THE CHRONIC problem of energy shortfall is resulting in prolonged power loadshedding and subsequent multiple problems. There is talk of using coal and wind energy as also import of power from India in addition to restarting work on Nandipur/Chichoki projects.
What is not being referred to is the need of spurt in hydel projects like the Kalabagh Dam that would solve the endemic problems of power and water shortage as also mitigate flood damage below the Tarbela Dam.
Even though the Lahore

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