Energy Woes

Southasia - - EDITOR’S MAIL - La­hore, Pak­istan

The Chi­nese have proven to be a god­send at a time when Pak­istan is on the verge of col­lapse due to its long-pre­vail­ing energy cri­sis. The Chi­nese have con­tin­ued to honor the friend­ship be­tween both coun­tries and, on more than one oc­ca­sion, risen to the chal­lenge of fa­cil­i­tat­ing Pak­istan’s energy-re­lated is­sues. Its re­cent pro­posal of in­vest­ing nearly $34 bil­lion in var­i­ous energy projects is but just another tes­ta­ment to its friend­ship.

Still, one is con­cerned of this turn­ing into a nag­ging habit for the Pak­istani gov­ern­ment; the con­stant ten­dency to bit­ing off more than one can chew and re­ly­ing on oth­ers to bail you out. It’s about time that the gov­ern­ment de­vel­ops the strength to stand on its own two feet.

Sana An­jum

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