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Dilemma of Third World Countries - Problems Facing Pakistan Energy Crisis a Case-in-Point

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Author(s): Muhammad Tahir Masood | Fawad Shah

Journal: International Journal of Business and Management
ISSN 1833-3850

Volume: 7;
Issue: 5;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Developing countries of the world are facing enormous problems and Pakistan is no exception. Pakistan is adeveloping country in South Asia which is the fourth largest populated country in the region and sixth largestcountry in the world. This study on Pakistan is a case-in-point for other developing nations of the world. So, it isimportant to highlight these problems including the energy crisis which has assumed serious dimensions duringthe last three to four years. Pakistan is facing serious problems in almost all the sectors, but energy problem hasimpacted the economic development severely. Apart from identification of the problems being faced byPakistan, the paper focuses on the public perception and suggestions to solve them. Lack of governance, corruptleaders, inadequate and faulty planning, and non-availability of speedy justice are the most critical of a long listof problems being faced by Pakistan. Pakistan is facing energy crises in the shape of Supply /Demand gap,Interrupted Supply, Energy losses, Energy Conservation, Quality of Energy Resources, Quality of energyservices, inefficient appliances, Lack of infrastructure, Deforestation, Environmental issues, Health issues, LowBTU value, opportunity cost, fertilizer issues, Renewable and Nuclear Energy Promotion issues, etc. In thepaper, relevant conclusions are drawn to suggest some solutions.

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