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ThePakPolitics A leading World Political Forum- ThePakPolitics.com International Politics Forum in PK Politics, Pakistan 2017-12-26T15:12:50+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/feed.php?f=3 2017-12-26T15:12:50+03:00 2017-12-26T15:12:50+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=2523&p=10487#p10487 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • RE-BIRTH and RESURRECTION !]]>
The idea is simple.

1.We should have this forum as a DISCUSSION and COMMENT place and the idea of CATEGORIZATION in UMPTEEN topics is gone.

2. To protect and RETAIN the old DATA as ARCHIVES.

3. I have spoken with Pros about this web site and they agreed with the idea of FOCUS being the central theme required.

4. Problem is TIME. It is going to take TIME to FIX the problem. To design a new FACE by using Adobe Photo shop and then making it functional. I know TEMPLATES can be used but my thought is to come up with something original even though it might not be smashingly great.

5. To..............UN-DO the PTI label is also going to take time as a REPUTATION once established is difficult to ERASE. On top of that it would require DISCIPLINE on the part of the current participators to hold their FIRE....at least for sometime. It would also require ACTIVE LOBBYING by the same to somehow figure out how to attract.." OTHERS " to the site. Diplomacy is not my own FORTE' so someone with a sweet tongue will have to do that.

6. In short the structural changes are going to be done but to make it functional and attractive to others is something someone else has to figure out.

7. The basic model is a WEB PAGE connected to Youtube videos and hopefully that will work in steering traffic.

I am thinking it would take around 3 months to get things rolling but a " TRAILER" will be there soon.

I am waiting for ideas from everyone.........so we do not have to do it over again.

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By Khaama Press - Sat Dec 16 2017, 1:12 pm

The United States Department of Defense or Pentagon has warned to adopt unilateral steps against the sanctuaries of the terrorist groups in Pakistan.

In its latest report regarding Afghanistan ‘Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan, Pentagon said certain militant and terror groups including the Taliban and Haqqani network still have freedom of action inside the Pakistani soil.

“Although Pakistani military operations have disrupted some militant sanctuaries, certain extremist groups—such as the Taliban and the Haqqani Network—retains freedom of movement in Pakistan. The United States continues to convey to all levels of Pakistani leadership the importance of taking action against all terrorist and extremist groups,” the report said.

It further added that the Department of Defense will be a part of a whole-of-government, regional strategy to isolate the Taliban from sources of external support and to mitigate any malign influence from outside actors.

“Our military-to-military relationship with Pakistan remains critical to the success of our mutual interests in the region. To move forward, we must see fundamental changes in the way Pakistan deals with terrorist safe-havens in its territory,” the report said.

According to Pentagon “To induce that change, we will work across the U.S. Government, using a range of tools to expand our cooperation with Pakistan in areas where our interests converge and to take unilateral steps in areas of divergence.”

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2014-10-14T21:45:33+03:00 2014-10-14T21:45:33+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=2142&p=8974#p8974 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • The Backwater Gospel]]> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkDrIacHJM

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2013-10-19T12:21:19+03:00 2013-10-19T12:21:19+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=174&p=7699#p7699 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Thar Coal]]>

To borrow and contort a famous turn of phrase from Matt Taibi’s now legendary piece of investigative journalism about Goldman Sachs, “the first thing you need to know about [global energy conglomerates] is that [they are] everywhere. The world’s most powerful [industry] is a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of [earth], relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like [fossil fuels].”

That is the image you need to wrap your minds around if you want to understand why Thar coal is not the lamp that will summon the jinn, to fix all of Pakistan’s energy and economic problems if only rubbed the right way by that right clean, patriotic leadership of lore. You need to envision this monster squid sticking its tentacles down every hole that smells even remotely of juice and then you need to ask yourself, doesn’t the brandished juiciness of Thar’s coal reserves sound succulent enough for that behemoth to have stuck its arms deep into it by now. After all, it’s already here, not even miles away from Thar in gas fields from Bhit to Qadirpur, quietly sucking up fossil fuels from innumerous holes. If BP, Eni, MOL and others can find a way to drill, build and operate in Sindh, why haven’t Peabody Energy got a whiff of all that solid black gold buried underground yet and come looking for it. The answer to that question, unfortunately for Pakistan, is that, unlike the gas and the oil, and the copper to the west in Balochistan, the coal simply isn’t worth it. It isn’t worth the trouble, worth the bureaucratic hassles, worth braving the security risks, worth going half-way around the world for. It isn’t worth it in terms of bare dollar amounts, in terms of ecological economics or in terms of energy return on energy input. Now, don’t make a mistake here. There’s significant amount of energy to be had from Thar’s coal reserves, but in the national context. Not in the global context. If someone tells you Thar’s coal reserves are the largest, or the second largest, or even in the top ten in the world, ask them for their sources.

They are wrong.

Why the numbers don’t add up?

According to the World Energy Council, Pakistan has a little more than 2,000 million tons of proven recoverable coal reserves. That number is supported by British Petroleum’s similar estimates and contrasts with the Sindh Government’s total predicted estimates of about 2,357 million tons (this number does not include ‘indicated’ and ‘inferred’ reserves). This compared with Germany’s lignite reserves of about 40,600 million tons and India’s reserves of about 4,500 million tons seems small. Pakistan’s coal reserves are in effect only the 134th largest coal reserves in the world. But if you want to know what a resource is really worth, you need to rely on the word of someone who’s willing to pay for it. The last company that was willing to invest in Thar’s coal reserves, the Shenhua Group China, estimated that they could produce about 3.5 million tons of coal per year from the mines, which they translated into 600 MW of power generation. Pakistan’s energy shortage is now in the thousands of megawatt per day.

It is important to measure the potential of Thar coal in terms of megawatts of power per day because the kind of coal that Thar has, is of little use besides conversion to electricity onsite.

Lignite, which is the least energy intensive form of coal, according to some definitions, is not coal at all. In fact, it is considered a dirty energy source lying somewhere on the spectrum between coal and peat with carbon content between 25% to 35%. The fixed carbon content of Thar coal is less than 22%. The low carbon content translates into low energy generation capacity, which means that if energy is invested into transporting the lignite from source to point of consumption, the net energy output of the mining, extraction, transportation and conversion process becomes less than zero; you end up investing more energy making energy out of coal than you get out of it in terms of megawatts. In order to get any energy out of lignite, it has to be converted into electricity almost entirely onsite; where it is being mined. Which brings us to the first reason why Thar coal will not save Pakistan.

There isn’t enough water.

The methodology of getting lignite out of the ground is called strip mining. You basically dig a big hole in the ground and the more coal you get out, the bigger the hole gets. Strip mining requires extensive amounts of water depending on the methodology used with estimates varying from 10 to 150 gallons of water for one ton of coal mined. Assuming minimum water requirement, mining 3.5 million tons of coal per year would require 35 million gallons of water per year or roughly about 100,000 gallons of water per day. Power production has further extensive water requirements.
Sindh government is assuring investors an eventual water supply of about 300,000 gallons of water per day. Where is this water going to come from? Pakistan is a “water stressed” country on the verge of “water scarcity”, with the people of Thar being the most deprived in a nation of water deprived people. Yes, we are an energy starved nation, but more so than that we are a thirsty nation, who’ve let one of the richest water resource regimes in the world go to waste through lack of development and irresponsible usage. Make no mistake about it, the energy gained through Thar coal will come at a cost of water loss to the people who can least afford it.

What complicates the matter even more is the fact that mining for coal in an area where the primary source of drinking water is subsurface aquifer, can end up contaminating the water supply of a very vulnerable population. Especially when, as in Thar, there are connected aquifers, above, within and below the coal zone.

Magic bullets don’t work.

The impracticality of the water situation has led some in Pakistan’s scientific elite to consider unproven technologies. Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) is one such technology.

Unfortunately though, the risk of aquifer contamination is highest in UCG of all the techniques of extracting energy from underground coal. UCG is an experimental methodology where coal is not mined but sparked underground and the gas generated through this combustion is collected through wells. While this methodology does not have the high surface footprint and risks of strip mining, it offers extensive water contamination opportunities as the gas generated through combustion underground is hard to control. It can never be guaranteed to not mix with the subsurface water . But that’s the least of the problems with UCG. The experimental nature of UCG means that there are very few places in the world where this technology has been successfully implemented. No commercial UCG production wells exist and there are very few experts; individuals or companies who are competent enough to execute UCG projects flawlessly.

UCG projects are economically feasible only if the coal reserves cannot be reached through traditional means and that is not the case here. Also, UCG is only recommended in coal beds which are isolated from aquifers. That is not the case in Thar either. So let’s recap; UCG is an experimental methodology that people at the helm of the UCG project in Thar have no expertise or experience in, there is no need to implement UCG in Thar and the technology if implemented will most certainly contaminate the only water source of a very vulnerable population.

The reason some of the claims of the UCG project leadership about the potential of the project sound too good to be true, is because they are. The key to remember here is this; magic bullets don’t work. And miracle cures, more often than not, turn out to be nothing more than snake oil.

Thar coal is not a sustainable energy source.

There is a litany of environmental problems associated with coal mining and electricity generation, with coal being the “dirtiest” of all fossil fuel sources, but environmental problems are not the real reason why Thar coal will not save Pakistan.

Thar coal cannot solve our energy problems, balance our budget, put food on every deprived Sindhi household’s table or lift Pakistan out of poverty, because coal is a fossil fuel and a finite resource. To understand the significance of this statement, think about this. When Sui gas was discovered in 1952 it was estimated that this energy source will last us for at least a hundred years. We were all set for three generations. For a hundred years we knew our stoves would stay warm, literally. Then, growth happened. Lots of it. Suddenly, unbelievable as it may have seemed once, we’d run out of gas. Gas was gone.

In terms of net energy, Thar’s reserves are a fraction of the embarrassment of riches that was found in Sui six decades ago. At current growth rates, they will last us no longer than twenty five years. What then?

This is not to say that we shouldn’t exploit Thar’s energy potential. By all means, we need to tap that resource as soon as possible — giving due consideration to environmental concerns of course — and exploit as much of it as we can without hindering on the water rights of the locals.

But we must not forget that despite being a potential medium term respite, Thar coal is no solution to Pakistan’s long term energy problems. Pakistan has extensive wind and hydel renewable potential. Small dams along the stretch of Indus and the sprouting of wind farms along our beautiful jagged coast are the only truly sustainable options that can secure Pakistan’s energy future.

The writer is an energy, environment and water resources consultant based in Hungary.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 23rd, 2012.

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2013-10-13T18:13:11+03:00 2013-10-13T18:13:11+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1042&p=7681#p7681 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Tahirul Qadri's Long March]]>
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2013-05-08T21:39:52+03:00 2013-05-08T21:39:52+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1042&p=6504#p6504 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Tahirul Qadri's Long March]]>
Imran's fall was a trigger to relaunch Qadri and his evil neocon briefed agenda. Three days from now onwards to election day but neocon planted slimy slippery creepy crawlies the likes of Qadri are back again..Now what he is upto? We should all realize that he is tasked to sabotage Imran Khan's mission and nothing else.

Imran injured....is recovering fast InshaAllah, and will be in the forefront leading Pakistanis.

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2013-05-03T15:14:50+03:00 2013-05-03T15:14:50+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1018&p=6445#p6445 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: I am looking for an Honest man-( woman)]]> Statistics: Posted by semirza — Fri May 03, 2013 3:14 pm


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2013-05-03T14:40:07+03:00 2013-05-03T14:40:07+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1018&p=6439#p6439 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: I am looking for an Honest man-( woman)]]>
One or two people here end their message by saying I am also a Hazara. What is the meaning of this? Can you elaborate?

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2013-03-28T11:26:59+03:00 2013-03-28T11:26:59+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1159&p=6118#p6118 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: New Front Page for thepakpolitics.com]]> Statistics: Posted by Mirza Ghalib — Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:26 am


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2013-03-06T15:06:58+03:00 2013-03-06T15:06:58+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1159&p=5871#p5871 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: New Front Page for thepakpolitics.com]]> I would like to share this mail with you seeking your views. Glow technologies have presented a link to preview and comments on developments they have done, before finalizing our website.

Dear Sohail Mirza,

Thank you for signing up for Webdesign Services offered by SimpleScripts and Touch Web Designs Team.

Below is a message from your Touch Web Designs Team:

Dear Sohail Mirza,

We have completed another major milestone! The heavy lifting is done, and your Web site is now ready for your review and comments.
•Requirements Gathering - Complete!
•Pre-Build - Complete!
•Build - Complete!
•Review and Comment - In Process
•Test and Finalize - Not Started


Your Web site is available for review at: test

As we discussed during the pre-build call, the following tasks have been completed as documented in the Build Specifications Document:
1.Page Names: Home- About Us- Forum- Gallery - Contact Us
2.Color: Shades of Green
3.Custom Template Design


As we also discussed, the following items were considered out of scope and not implemented into your site:
1. A place that shows who is on line and from which country by showing nick name with mini country flag icon - we can only provide an option which will show the total number of users who are online along with mini country flag icon. You will need to get in touch with your sales rep to purchase 2 programming hours to get it integrated on the site.


Please take some time, kick the tires, read the text, verify prices and descriptions, purchase products (if applicable), complete forms, test with multiple browsers, etc.

Please review the entire site and make sure it meets with your expectations. We expect to get most things right, but if there are reasonably small changes you identify based on this review, we're happy to make them.

We would like to schedule a call with you over the next 1-2 business days to discuss your first impressions and any comments or changes you would like.Please suggest a suitable date and time so that we can schedule a Review and feedback call to work on any changes required. Note: I work from Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM EST. PLEASE NOTE that if we don't hear back from you in 5 days, we will assume the site is acceptable as is, and we will move forward with final testing and deployment.

In the mean time, please take some notes regarding changes you'd like to make and send us a list of changes and comments by adding a discussion note to FastTrack. If you have any files or documents that you would like to provide, please upload them to FastTrack via the Files tab. As we discussed, you have one opportunity to review the site and request changes, so we encourage you to be thorough in your review.

Please note, not all changes can be made in all design packages. We can certainly update or replace text, change colors, swap images, modify existing forms, update products. However, once major design decisions have been made, they can't be easily or inexpensively changed. For further details about the Review and Comment phase of your web design process, please refer to the 'GlowTouch Web Design Expectations' document.

As always, please contact your client coordinator with any questions.

Statistics: Posted by semirza — Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:06 pm


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2013-02-23T19:37:15+03:00 2013-02-23T19:37:15+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1159&p=5732#p5732 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: New Front Page for thepakpolitics.com]]> Sorry that I couldn't come earlier. Even though the details aren't available except for Iqbal, Lahore Fort and our flag, it's looking good.
Green nuances alone would make it a dull page, so IMHO you need to mix some contrasting colours, at least the dividing lines can be of some other colour. What do you say about mixing the old and new, some skyscraper, symbolizing the tomorrow's Pakistan?
I believe that it would be nice to have a sunrise, taking away the dark shadows is a good symbol of our anticipation.
I also think that the front page should be more for information's sake, where one can find the links of all the sections, with few highlighted ones, according to your preference.
Look, I'm not an art editor, just telling what makes sense to me.
In nutshell it would look great, I presume.
You are doing a thankless but a wonderful job, God bless you for that

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2013-02-18T19:27:45+03:00 2013-02-18T19:27:45+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1042&p=5681#p5681 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Javed Ghamdi analysis of Tahir ul Qadri’s Long march]]> Javed Ghamdi analysis of Tahir ul Qadri’s Long march !

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2013-02-12T07:51:59+03:00 2013-02-12T07:51:59+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1159&p=5589#p5589 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • New Front Page for thepakpolitics.com]]> Note: Image has been reloaded and visible only to registered members.

This is a basic template (static view at this stage followed by a walk-through tour when all is done) to show you all, just how it will appear on WWW.

Banner back-ground is static having transiting picture portraits of Qaid-e-Azam, Illama Iqbal, Liaqat Ali Khan, Nawab Nishtar and Choudry Mohammed Ali as a rotating banner and Lahore Fort background.

We will also have social networking links to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as a start.

Work is in progress and Insha’Allah we will have a better looking website.

Cheers

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2013-02-08T11:42:14+03:00 2013-02-08T11:42:14+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=433&p=5511#p5511 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: News in Brief]]>
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Statistics: Posted by semirza — Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:42 am


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2013-02-06T21:33:31+03:00 2013-02-06T21:33:31+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=5500#p5500 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: کیا یہ شخص غدّار نہیں ہے]]> Statistics: Posted by MKSiddiqee — Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:33 pm


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2013-02-04T07:45:27+03:00 2013-02-04T07:45:27+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=5460#p5460 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: کیا یہ شخص غدّار نہیں ہے]]> Statistics: Posted by Mirza Ghalib — Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:45 am


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2013-02-04T06:02:20+03:00 2013-02-04T06:02:20+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=5458#p5458 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: کیا یہ شخص غدّار نہیں ہے]]> Statistics: Posted by Shimatoree — Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:02 am


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2013-02-04T01:47:58+03:00 2013-02-04T01:47:58+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=5454#p5454 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: کیا یہ شخص غدّار نہیں ہے]]> Statistics: Posted by stingingnettle — Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:47 am


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2013-02-03T19:24:08+03:00 2013-02-03T19:24:08+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=5450#p5450 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: کیا یہ شخص غدّار نہیں ہے]]> Why should we care what he or his likes think. They are all are Hell-bound.

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2013-02-03T18:13:23+03:00 2013-02-03T18:13:23+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122&p=5449#p5449 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • کیا یہ شخص غدّار نہیں ہے]]> اداریہ | February 2, 2013



http://jasarat.com/index.php?page=03&date=2013-02-03

Statistics: Posted by semirza — Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:13 pm


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2013-01-30T18:19:38+03:00 2013-01-30T18:19:38+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=174&p=5406#p5406 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Thar Coal]]>
Some online reliable sources suggest that Indian Embassy Economic and Commercial Counsellor, Arvind Saxena who is Raw Station Chief at Islamabad is making strenuous efforts for striking deal between SECMC and Indian-based companies, Tethyan Copper Company Pvt Limited (TCC) and Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL). In this connection, Arvind Saxsena arranged different visits of SECMC officials to India.

However, in July 2012, a parliamentary trade delegation of Pakistan which also included daughter of chief minister Sindh, Nafisa Shah, visited New Delhi and discussed the feasibility and possibility of cooperation on Thar Coal Project. For the purpose, Dr Mahesh Malani, (MNA) close associate of Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari also visited New Delhi. Earlier, Indian delegation of five persons also visited Lahore and Karachi and held meetings with Pakistani concerned businessmen.
It is notable that the management of SECMC admitted that it is in consultation with the Indian companies TATA Power and BHEL for technology transfers to conduct open cast mining of Thar coal.

Meanwhile, there are rumors that corrupt political and business mafia, backed by the US and India is secretly involved in this multibillion dollars project, while main players allegedly include co-chairman of a political party and some officials of Pakistan.

On the other hand, Pakistan’s experts are of the view that Thar Coal Project should preferably be developed under the administration and technical consultation of Major General (r) Pervez Akmal, Corps of Engineers, who is already working to develop an institutional model for Thar coal. And services of Dr Shahid Muneer who is Director of Center for Coal Technology at the University of Punjab should also be got for the project.

It is estimated that the Thar coal field of Sindh has reserves of 175 billion tons which are 70 times higher than Pakistan’s total gas reserves. It is due to this reason that Australian and German investors also desire to invest in Thar Coal Project. In this context, in 2012, while talking to a delegation of Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI), Australian Ambassador to Pakistan Peter Heyward said that Australia is interested in Thar coal development because key Australian mining and oil and gas companies have keenly been watching these developments in Pakistan.

This is worth-mentioning that representatives of Sindh Coal Authority, project coordinator Engro, Oracle Coalfield UK, and coal gasification project gave presentation to the committee on the progress of their projects. But Dr. Samar Mubarakmand, the pioneer of the project did not participate in the meeting. The best way is that both federal and Sindh governments should provide the committed share of the allocated funds for these projects. Dr. Mubarakmand has already revealed that coal reserves are also available in powder form under water—Pakistan could produce 50,000 megawatt electricity and 100 million barrel diesel just through the gasification of these reserves.

Reportedly, in 1992, the Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) discovered huge sub-surface deposits of coal, the second largest in the world as located in Tharparkar District of Sindh.

Notably, a press report of January 8, 2013 pointed out that the Thar Coal Project which has high potential to change the energy landscape of Pakistan continues to move slowly. It must be developed by country’s technical experts and economic managers who should ensure that vested interests do not participate in developing the project.

At present, Pakistan’s power generation capacity stands at 14,000MW, while the country will require 26,000MW by 2020, out of which around 10,000MW could be produced from Thar coal. So, the main aim of developing Thar Coal Project is to provide affordable and sustainable electricity to consumers using domestic resources. Reliance on indigenous fuel is likely to save billions of dollars in foreign exchange, which are currently being spent on import of expensive RFO (Refined Furnace Oil).
Now, the dilemma is that Thar Coal Project needs investment of about 3 billion dollars for infrastructure and development. But, instead of relying on local funds, rulers seek to give contract to alien powers which are working against the national interest of Pakistan.

It is fortune of Pakistan that it has huge natural and minerals resources. In case of proper exploration and utilisation of these resources, Pakistan can not only become a self-reliant country, but can also get rid of dependency on other hostile countries. No doubt, faulty decisions of the incompetent governments, fragile economy and lack of modern technology brought the country to the present multiple crises. Particularly, Islamabad must also get the help of China to develop the Thar Coal Project, as the Chinese companies are already working at various projects in the country.

Especially, Pakistan’s media should expose the designs of internal and external entities which intend to provide opportunities to the anti-Pakistan foreign investors regarding Thar coal. Media commentators should also emphasise that in coordination with its close friend China, the country’s reliance on its own talent and resources is necessary for the development of this project.

It is of particular attention that by taking note of the foreign plotters regarding Balochistan’s Reko-Diq gold and copper mining project, the Supreme Court of Pakistan gave its verdict on January 7, 2013 declaring the agreement signed in this respect on July 23, 1993 as void and in conflict with the laws of the country.

Similarly, Supreme Court should also take notice of the Thar Coal Project, while the Punjab Forum (PF) has requested the apex court in this respect. In this context, President of the Punjab Forum, Baig Raj stated, “Supreme Court should immediately take notice of the situation and initiate action against lobbies which are working to advance the agenda of foreign powers and multinational oil companies.”

Nonetheless, under the cover of CBMs, India which has rapidly been promoting its trade with Pakistan has avaricious eyes on the Thar Coal Project.


http://kashmirwatch.com/opinions.php/20 ... oject.html

P.S. Scandinavian Bhai so true about your end year prediction! We have started to see the fruits of the internal election process of PTI and this is bringing forward a proper transparent and democratic process of change.

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2013-01-28T11:05:11+03:00 2013-01-28T11:05:11+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1073&p=5376#p5376 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Kamran Faisal's body bears torture marks]]>
We know two things ourselves. One: A depressive, taking little or no interest in his work would not have managed to do the fine job he did in the Rental case. Two: The picture of the dead Kamran Faisal doing the rounds on which he is seen with a rope round his neck and his feet firmly placed on a table. If that's how we manage to hang ourselves in this day and Age, then we've really come a long way from our humble beginnings.

So when the matter finally reaches the SC, if it ever does, will they too live up to their reputation for procrastination?

Statistics: Posted by Mirza Ghalib — Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:05 am


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2013-01-25T16:34:41+03:00 2013-01-25T16:34:41+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1086&p=5349#p5349 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: What if it were the PM's son]]> Statistics: Posted by resurrected — Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:34 pm


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2013-01-23T23:55:01+03:00 2013-01-23T23:55:01+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1073&p=5324#p5324 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Kamran Faisal's body bears torture marks]]> Statistics: Posted by stingingnettle — Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:55 pm


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2013-01-23T17:35:05+03:00 2013-01-23T17:35:05+03:00 https://thepakpolitics.com/viewtopic.php?t=1073&p=5323#p5323 <![CDATA[PAKISTAN AND POLITICS • Re: Kamran Faisal's body bears torture marks]]> Statistics: Posted by Shimatoree — Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:35 pm


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