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Tackling the Energy Crisis

Tackling the Energy Crisis

The government had aspirations to provide sustainable and affordable energy and, therefore, it announced a power policy for five years, i.e. the National Energy Policy, 2013-18. The federal government had started various projects on a priority basis to overcome the shortage. The ministry of water and power recovered Rs 5.3 billion from various government departments […]

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India Re-thinking Indus Water Treaty

India Re-thinking Indus Water Treaty

Introduction “Many of the wars of the 20th century were about oil, but wars of the 21st century will be over water”, said Dr Isamil Serageldin, former Vice President of the World Bank. Water is surpassing oil as the world’s scarcest critical resource as water has no substitute. There’s an increasing feeling in the world […]

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International conference on “Pakistan’s Strategic Environment: Post-2014”

International conference on “Pakistan’s Strategic Environment: Post-2014”

The Islamabad Policy Research Institute (IPRI), together with the Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF), Germany’s Pakistan office in Islamabad, organized a two-day international conference on “Pakistan’s Strategic Environment: Post-2014” at Serena Hotel, Islamabad on 28-29 May 2014. IPRI invited seven scholars one each from China, France, Germany, India, Russia, Singapore and Sweden. They presented their papers […]

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Nuclear power generation—Pakistan’s necessity

Nuclear power generation—Pakistan’s necessity

Last November, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed the ground breaking ceremony of Pakistan’s largest nuclear power projects, Kanupp-II and Kanupp-III. China is providing the two reactors alongside a concessional loan of $6.5 billion for the construction of these $9.59 billion plants. When completed in November 2019, these would add 2,200MW to Pakistan’s electric power, at a […]

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سیاچن, انخلا کا پاکستانی مطالبہ اور بھارت

سیاچن, انخلا کا پاکستانی مطالبہ اور بھارت

پاکستان نے ایک سے زائد مرتبہ بھارت کو پیش کش کی ہے کہ سیاچن گلیشئر سے دونوں ملک اپنی افواج واپس بلا لیں تا کہ نا صرف دونوں ملکوں کے تعلقات میں بہتری آئے بلکہ سیاچن پر ہونے والے بھاری اخراجات دونوں ملک اپنے عوام کی فلاح و بہبود پر خرچ کر سکیں اور اس […]

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Siachen: An Environmental Disaster in the Making

Siachen: An Environmental Disaster in the Making

                                                                                                  Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has pointed […]

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Working Together to Save Ecology

Working Together to Save Ecology

The 2005 earthquake and three continuous years of bad floods caused widespread devastation in Pakistan. The natural calamities are not Pakistan-specific but are witnessed throughout the world – the Fukushima Tsunami, Hurricane Sandy etc. What has gone wrong with the Mother Nature, why it is being so erratic? The rising population, growing industries, pollution, use […]

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