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Published Date: Mar 26, 2015

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Vaqar Ahmed and Huma Dad Khan




This paper reviews the investment situation in energy sector
of Pakistan. Using secondary data sources, official documents and pledges by
development partners, we have made an attempt to provide some estimates of
prevalent investment, barriers to future inflows, and reforms required to lure
investment in this sector so that energy security may be ensured in the
country. Currently, investors are shying away from the energy sector due to
fragmented energy governance, low revenue collection, transmission and
distribution losses, etc. The role of fiscal policy in promoting investors for
energy security in Pakistan needs to be quickly revisited. Key reforms should
be (a) FBR may be asked to look into the ‘unbalanced’ slabs of corporate
taxation in case of foreign versus domestic investor, (b) the part of the Finance
Act 2014 that discourages the renewable and alternative means of energy
generation should be removed, (c) business community should be taken into
confidence regarding the utilization of GIDC proceeds, (d) processes and
procedures involved in the import of petroleum products particularly for raw
material should be rationalized, and (e) the issue of untargeted, hidden and
cross subsidies in energy sector should be resolved.