ISLAMABAD - The coalition government has earmarked Rs 137 billion including a foreign aid of Rs 19.4 billion as financial allocations for the power and fuel sectors to end the prevailing energy crisis. According to the Annual Plan 2011-12, released here on Friday, financial allocations for the power and fuel sectors are set at Rs 137 billion also include foreign aid of Rs 19.4 billion. This includes ongoing public sector power projects for electricity generation and distribution (self-financed and running with government support) and some new projects. Similarly, for the fuel sector, an allocation of Rs 0.884 billion has been made. The current Annual Plan further says that power sector will obtain Rs 1,36,953 million including Rs 19,450 million of foreign aid to complete various power projects. According to the details, Water and Power Development Authority (Hydel) will be given Rs 42,954 million including foreign aid of Rs 5,303 million and Rs 72,295 million including Rs 8,070 million of foreign aid will be given to the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), while for Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) Rs 350 million has been allocated. Similarly, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) will get Rs 20,161 million including foreign aid of Rs 5,802 million and Kashmir & Gilgat-Baltistan will obtain Rs 1, 193 million including Rs 275 million of foreign aid. Furthermore Rs 51 million was proposed for Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources (MPNR) in Annual Plan 2011-12. It is pertinent to note that during 2011-12, the peak power sector demand is expected to increase to approximately 21,000 MW. Therefore, supply will fall short of expected demand. The plans submitted by GENCOs, Private Power Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and WAPDA will provide only 2,110 MW through different hydel, gas, oil, wind nuclear waste gas, bio gas and coal resources. Moreover, in line with the Pakistan Economic Growth Framework power sector reforms and restructuring will continue. Similarly, planned reforms and physical activities for upstream oil and gas programme for 2011-12 says that sector reforms and restructuring would continue as upstream regulatory framework for enhanced oil and gas recovery would be finalised and around 15 new exploration licenses would be awarded and 100 wells would be drilled as per the target. The crude oil production is expected to increase to 69,000 barrels per day (BPD) and the wellhead gas production was expected to increase to 4,791 MMCFD. Additionally, upstream exploration and production (E&P) targets will be integrated with fuel demands of the power and petroleum sector to minimise reliance on imported fuels. Furthermore, it is expected that during 2011-12, about five licenses will be granted for marketing of LPG and a number of licenses may also be granted for setting up Auto refuelling stations at various locations across the country. At least two feasibilities will be developed for integrated coal mining and power generation other than in Thar. In this respect the Thar Coal Energy Board (TCEB) will expedite the infrastructure development and exploration of coal resources for power generation. The Ten-year Growth Framework envisages a total investment of Rs 81 billion by the government of Sindh for development of the infrastructure in Thar. It is worth mentioning here that currently there are various policy documents in oil, gas and power sectors drafted at different times by concerned agencies. However, there is no integrated energy policy to ensure uniformity for public and private sector.