The first phase of CPEC has been all about power generation and how the former government boasted about its proud achievements. But even all those thousands of megawatts weren’t enough to cater peak demand. The transmission and distribution woes adding to the remaining energy deficit, and this is without mentioning the higher cost of electricity, has led the common Pakistani to believe that there might not be a light at the end of the tunnel after all.
The “light” at the end of the tunnel can have several meanings. It can represent hope, salvation, and even death – which, in this case, is more likely than visible light. Well, you know how they say, sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is just the oncoming train? Given the way Pakistan Railways is struggling to regain momentum, that ain’t it, Chief.
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