By Dr Shahid Qureshi: –
It was heart breaking to see that Pakistan is under darkness and shortage of electricity ‘Load-shedding’ because of the treachery of politicians and mafias. They have destroyed the whole industry especially small and medium in homes and small towns.
Dr Samar Mubark said: “When we sent our report to the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Ministers of Sind and Baluchistan on 28th May 2015, that “we have started producing electricity at the cost of Rs.6 per unit, remaining funding was immediately stopped”.
“There is one underground project of Gassi-fication in Thar which we started in 2012 to produce electricity Rs.6 per unit. The total cost of the project was Rs. 9 billion (US$125 m)” told Dr Samar in a TV program.
He said: we only received Rs.3 billion in seven years as we speak in 2017, with that we have built infrastructure and installed some plants.
“The reason was the PPI producers who are selling electricity for Rs.24 per unit and its shareholders are sitting in the Parliament. There is a furnis oil mafia also behind sabotaging this project”, said Dr Samar
“The coal project of 1325 MW is going to be started under the CPEC in Thar is another big scandal at it is going to be run on imported coal and need to be transported. It will be transported 400 km to the plant and then electricity back over 350 km” said Dr Samar.
“I spoke to Ahsan Iqbal minister for planning about this project funding. He verbally told the ministry of finance when you have proposal of this project don’t release the funds” said: Dr Samar Mubark.
Dr Samar Mubrak interview with Media about Thar Coal Power Plant: Rs 6 per unit electricity
I wrote in 2006, that electrical shortages in Pakistan is a security matter and must be seen by the security establishment as Indian influenced elements have infiltrated in the water and power planning. FATA is 1.5 % of Pakistan and only 0.001% Madrassas could be involved in some terrorist activity but other is terrorism done by the XE, Black water etc. The industrial and economic terrorists with the help of politicians and bureaucracy have successfully diverted all attention to Madrassas and Islam.
After watching the interview of Dr Samar Mubark elite nuclear scientist of Pakistan many people including me are of the opinion that ‘Treacherous network of politician’s mafia’ is far more dangerous than enemies on the borders.
Pakistan Army is duped and stretched by the crook politicians into useless tasks like ‘counting the people’ census when they are already stretched at Afghan Border and Indian Border as well as LOC. In past, few years they are giving this new lollypop aka ‘sucker’ to every army chief to play with starting from Gen Kiayni, Gen. Raheel Sharif and now to Gen. Bajawa i.e. operation Rah e Najat, Zarb e azb, and now Rade-ul-fasad.
The above example is a proof that Pakistan is under the clutches of powerful terrorist mafias.
It is also true that crook politicians have got some powerful elements in the military involved in the businesses for their own protection. While soldiers are dying to protect the dignity and honour of the country. A dirty businessman who can got his sister into marriage with a UAE Sheikh as his third or fourth wife to strengthen the business, what he could do to his ‘business partner or his son in a powerful position’ for money?
Sometimes intelligence is not enough as one need a little common sense.
(Dr Shahid Qureshi is senior analyst with BBC and chief editor of The London Post. He writes on security, terrorism and foreign policy. He also appears as analyst on Al-Jazeera, Press TV, MBC, Kazak TV (Kazakhstan), LBC Radio London. He was also international election observer for Kazakhstan 2015 and 2016 and Pakistan 2002. He has written a famous book “War on Terror and Siege of Pakistan” published in 2009. He wrote his MA thesis on ‘Political Thought of Imam Khomeini’ and visited Tehran University. He is PhD in ‘Political Psychology’ also studied Law at a British University. He also speaks at Cambridge University)
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