Team Members: Engineer Arshad H. Abasi, Fareeha mehmood, Ayesha Wasti, Zohra Fatima, Maha Kamal
SDPI organized dialogue between policy makers, technical experts, and implementing agencies in public sector on key reform areas (energy and tax) in collaboration with Ukaid’s Department For International Development (DFID). The dialogue was supported by structured feedback from citizen and business communities to provide a clear perspective on the level of receptiveness and support to broad reforms in tax and energy sectors. This research particularly formed the baseline for activities under the ‘poverty and growth project’, that is currently in the design phase. In pursuance of this dialogue, a discussion paper covering all the aspects of key reforms in energy sector was synthesized.
The paper discussed the following, history of energy reforms in Pakistan (sub-sector wise in oil, gas, coal, power ), supply and demand side issues currently faced by Pakistan in sub-sectors of energy, structure of energy consumption in Pakistan and expected future supply, financial management in energy sector (pricing, subsidies, circular debt issue ), institutional structure of energy sector supply chain (generation, transmission, role of WAPDA/PEPCO, federal ministries, provincial energy departments, public sector corporations ), current critical issues faced by Pakistan in energy sector (federal and provincial level), interprovincial issues in energy management.
- To synthesize existing information available
- To captured the on-going debate, and highlight the questions discussed in the policy symposium organized for the new government
- Writing of the paper is underway