Ensuring Energy Security for Pakistan

The Current situation at the country’s borders requires a national strategy that ensures timely and disruption-free Petroleum Oil Liquids (POL) supplies especially for the armed forces.

The continued and sustained supply of POL is important even during business-as-usual (peace-time) in order to keep the engines of the economy operating smoothly.

By Dr. Ilyas Fazil

This, however, becomes even more critical when the situation at the borders dictates the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Our country faces multiple challenges: IMF pressure, recent crises in availability of essential commodities (sugar, wheat, cooking oil) at affordable prices, the June 2020 petroleum products crisis, the gas crisis, ongoing LNG availability crisis. Reade More…

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