Electricity produced in Pakistan is from three main sources.
Below is the break-up of the installed capacity of each of these power producers (as of June-2008).
a). WAPDA Hydal
Terbela 3478 MW
Mangla 1000 MW
Ghazi-Brotha 1450 MW
Warsak 243 MW
Chashma 184 MW
Dargai 20 MW
Rasul 22 MW
Shadi-Waal 18 MW
NandiPur 14 MW
Kurram Garhi 4 MW
Renala 1 MW
Chitral 1 MW
Jagran (AK) 30 MW
Total hydal ==> 6461 MW
b). WAPDA Thermal
Gas Turbine Power Station, Shadra 59 MW
Steam Power Station, Faisalabad 132 MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Faisalabad 244 MW
Gas Power Station, Multan 195 MW
Thermal Power Station, Muzaffargarh 1350 MW
Thermal Power Station, Guddu 1655 MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Kotri 174 MW
Thermal Power Station, Jamshoro 850 MW
Thermal Power Station, Larkana 150 MW
Thermal Power Station, Quetta 35 MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Panjgur 39 MW
Thermal Power Station, Pasni 17 MW
Total Thermal ==> 4811 MW
WAPDA’s Total Hydal + Thermal capacity is 11272 MW.
2). Karachi Electric Supply Company
Thermal Power Station, Korengi 316 MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, Korengi 80 MW
Gas Turbine Power Station, SITE 100 MW
Thermal Power Station, Bin Qasim 1260 MW
Total (KESC) ==> 1756 MW
3). Independent Power Producers (IPPs)
Hub Power Project 1292 MW
AES Lalpir Ltd, Mahmood Kot MuzaffarGarh 362 MW
AES Pak Gen, Mahmood Kot MuzaffarGarh 365 MW
Altern Energy Ltd, Attock 29 MW
Fauji KabirWala Power Company, Khanewal 157 MW
Gul Ahmad Energy Ltd, Korengi 136 MW
Habibullah Coastal Power Ltd 140 MW
Japan Power Generation, Lahore 120 MW
Koh-e-Noor Energy Ltd, Lahore 131 MW
Liberty Power Limited, Ghotki 232 MW
Rousch Power, Khaniwal 412 MW
Saba Power Company, Sheikhpura 114 MW
Southern Electric Power Company Ltd, Raiwind 135 MW
Tapal Energy Limited, Karachi 126 MW
Uch Power Ltd, Dera Murad Jamali, Nasirabad 586 MW
Attock Gen Ltd, Morgah Rawalpindi 165 MW
Atlas Power, Sheikhpura 225 MW
Engro Energy Ltd, Karachi —– MW
Kot Addu Power Company Limited (Privitized) 1638 MW
Total (IPPs) ===> 6365 MW
4). Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission
KANUPP 137 MW
CHASNUPP-1 325 MW
Total (Nuclear) ===> 462 MW
Hydal Electricity generated by WAPDA varies between two extremities i.e. bewteen minimum of 2414 MW and maximum of 6761 MW depending upon the river flow through the whole year.
Total Power Generation Capacity of Pakistan (including all sources) is 19855 MW and the electricity demand (as of today 20-04-2010) is 14500 MW and PEPCO is merely generating 10000 MW.
So it is obvious that these 15-20 hrs power shutdowns in most parts of the country are not because of the lack of generation capacity but only because of IMF / World bank policies imposed on our corrupt leader. The Power Generation companies are not buying Furnace Oil from PSO by saying they don’t have money to do that but we are all paying for Electricity that is generated from Furnace Oil. This is the reason that top refineries like PRL are operating at 40% capacities. IMF / World bank has imposed to reduce budget deficit by importing less crude oil. But due to this fact all our industries are under severe crisis. None of our political party who are in Assembly are ready to speak on it because every one is blessed by US / IMF / WORLD Bank whether it PPP, PML , MQM , ANP or JUI
Things in Pakistan can change but they will change only once we have Govt which does not work on action of US.
Facebook got banned in Pakistan so social networking addicts need to find the new drug, a replacement to Facebook. We are talking about more than a million users dying to visit any site that can make them forget Facebook.
So we have some new contenders in market and here is the newest one its called myfriendsbook.
It has the same looks same login page, same home page and same every thing and yes it does feel like facebook. They also claim to have a very strict policy against abusive content, nudity and any thing promoting hatred. Which mean very less chance of getting banned.
Whats Bad about this site?
First of all whats up with the name. Social networking sites always have a catchy name like twitter, digg , buzz , myspace. etc…. I don’t think myfriendsbook is a good name.
Secondly what made facebook ” The Facebook” was the collection of applications and social games with millions of fans. But its been just a week since website was launched so it would be unfair to ask so much from a newcomer.
It took facebook 5 years to reach where it is today and even now they have security disasters like the recent one we have seen.
Overall its a good start and some early changes should bring great fortune to myfriendsbook.
After banning on FACEBOOK, I am searching for another Social Networking Site for our Pakistani peoples and I have founded an alternate of FACEBOOK and it is better than Facebook. Its VK, we should join this Social Networking,
Most of you probably familiar with Facebook – the unsinkable flagship, the mother of all social networks around the world, but it won’t be our focus today. Three years ago Russian comrades took a look at Facebook and decided that: “The hell with it…. We will build our own with “blackjack and hookers!” Three years went by, and a social network known as vk.com appears with no less than 45 million users. Wait! Don’t discard vk.com yelling who needs it if we have Facebook because I will explain why you do need it.
It is a known fact that on the streets of Russia there are bears roaming freely with balalaika’s and cap hats which is probably the reason why copyright fighters haven’t come to Russia yet… ATTENTION!!!! In vk.com ocial network you will find multi-million library containing free mp3 files, you can listen on-line to whatever you feel like without any limitations, and believe me, there is plenty to listen to (take a look at the screen shot bellow). It is unbelievably simple – following the registration (absolutely free) in the search field simply enter audio files search, and VIOLA, you have found your happiness! I suppose advanced users don’t need an explanation as to how files are downloaded.
Here is some information I collected from Wikipedia.
VKontakte (Russian: ВКонтакте, internationally branded VK) is the most popular social network service in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Because of its design and functionality, VKontakte is often claimed to be a clone of Facebook, accommodating not only a similar concept, but also a comparable business model. However, its incorporation of other features makes it more like YouTube, Pandora, and MySpace rolled into one, with an interface highly reminiscent of Facebook.
Since 2007, major Russian companies have been sending job offers via VKontakte. Most of the site’s users are university and high school students. However, as the site’s popularity increases, more and more people are joining, many of whom are youths of various age groups.
In English “V Kontakte” is literally translated as “In Contact”, but basically means “In Touch”.