Light at the end
Well done, Southasia, for coming up with a highly informative and thorough cover story on the subject of energy crisis in the South Asian region. The articles summed up the prevailing power situation in all regional countries and also attempted to offer solutions. Given the nature of the issue, it may take years, even decades, to overcome the power crisis, but a solution has to be found. Otherwise, the region will plunge into darkness forever.
The challenge is grave and all South Asian countries need to work together to face it. These countries are fortunate in the sense that they are blessed with many kinds of natural resources which can be harnessed to produce cheap and environment-friendly electricity. Energy produced through hydro, solar and wind sources is the way to go in future as it is sustainable and clean.
Let’s hope the countries that lead South Asia in terms of population and technology can come up with innovative solutions to solve the energy crisis and help themselves and their neighbors in dealing with the problem.
Mahim Sultan Islamabad, Pakistan