tidal wave of upsurge in international oil prices has
started settled down. However, in view of the unpredictable
oil situation especially in the backdrop of increasing oil
demand in the United States, China and India besides
volatile political conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is
the high time for concrete steps for consolidation of
alternative energy resource available within the country.
Shaukat Aziz, newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan is
taking keen interest in economic uplift of Thar through
exploiting the mineral resources especially coal for power
generation. Chinese companies have already been granted
develop coal-based power generating plants. It is hoped that
Thar would become a major contributor towards alternative
energy resources in Pakistan.