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Monday, April 30, 2012

Pakistan Nuclear Power Plant in Karachi - Bad Idea

Pakistan Nuclear Power Plant in Karachi - Bad Idea

Pakistan is deep in a power crisis. Quite aside from distressing domestic consumers, the country’s episodic and erratic electrical generating capacity is also nobbling Pakistani exports. Endemic energy shortages have crippled Pakistan’s textiles industry, which account for 63 percent of Pakistan’s exports and whose mills employ 20 percent of the nation’s workforce. An example. In the past year half of Faisalabad’s 250,000 power looms have gone out of business because of natural gas shortages, which power the looms.…Read more...

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