It was further alleged that in August 2009, while presiding ECC as chairman/minister for finance, Tarin again approved a summary of MoWP
which contained misleading facts, including change of SLBC clause with GoP guarantee, increase in payment of advance from 7% to 14%.
It is very interesting to note that the imported coal and RLNG have been given more importance over local coal and RE in the MOWP
recommended power mix, whereas local coal and RE are indigenous and by far have more energy security, are economically more viable, and in the case of RE, environmentally safe also.
In early September, MOWP
held its 4th annual fundraiser at WoodsEdge Community Church (www.WoodsEdge.org) located in The Woodlands, Texas.
The fact that NEPRA approves different tariffs across DISCOs while the MoWP
sets uniform tariffs (by consumer group) implies that each DISCO receives a different TDS from the federal government.
According to the briefing provided, during FY13 Sepco's share in the original circular debt stood at Rs29.60 billion which in the following year decreased to Rs10.594 billion due to MoWP
's revised loan allocations.
The IPPAC feels that in this time of growing restoration of investor confidence in Pakistan, it is quite unfortunate that the MoWP
has chosen not to address these issues.
Initiative should focus higher cost efficienciesThe Ministry of Water and Power's (MOWP
) has launched the Coal Power Generation initiative, towards achieving the objectives of energy security and low-cost power generation, and the advisory team selected coal as one the solutions to meet these targets.
But surprisingly, MoWP
engineers seem to be wholly oblivious of 'a no fuel option' - solar thermal.
At the same time, the MoWP
will sign performance contracts with GENCOs, PSO, and fuel transporters and hold them accountable for the quality and theft of oil.
The Nepra, source said, in its written reaction to the proposed amendments said that the preliminary review of the summary along with its annexure transpires that various policy level changes having far-reaching consequences and repercussions on the power sector have been proposed by the ministry of water and power (MOWP
) in the Nepra Act, 1997.
In Naudero-II RPPs case, nine accused persons against whom preliminary reference was filed in Accountability Court include former secretary Ministry Water and Power (MoWP
) and ex-chairman Pepco Shahid Rafi, ex-additional secretary MoWP
Sheikh Zarrar Aslam, ex-MD/CEO Pepco Engineer Tahir Basharat Cheema, ex-directors Pepco Board of Directors (BoD) Malik Muhammad Razi Abbas and Wazir Ali Bhayo, ex-GM Wapda Power Privatisation Organization (WPPO), CEO Central Power Generation Company Ltd (CPGCL), Tariq Nazir, ex-CEO CPGCL Abdul Malik Memon and ex-MD Pepco Rasool Khan Mahsud.
Other hacked sites are the ones of the Ministry of Defense (mod.gov.pk), Ministry of Defence Production (modp.gov.pk), Federal Ombudsman - Wafaqi Mohtasib (mohtasib.gov.pk), the Workers' Welfare Fund (wwf.gov.pk), the Ministry of Water and Power (mowp
.gov.pk), the Ministry of Ports and Shipping (mops.gov.pk).