Pakistan’s Perspective on Energy for the 1990s

  • Hilal A. Raza
  • Arshad M. Khan
  • A. I. Jalal


 Inspite of its very low level of per capita commercial energy consumption, Pakistan is heavily dependent on imported energy resulting in serious balance of payment difficulties. This paper reviews historical evolution of energy supply and demand in the country and analyses the potential of indigenous energy resources. The on-going efforts on the development of indigenous energy resources and promotion of energy conservation are discussed. Based on these efforts, the prospects of energy demand and supply over the next ten years are presented and the corresponding investment and financing issues analysed.