This note is in response to my friend and colleague Engr Khurshid Anwar's letter under the above caption published on Aug 06, 2013. Yes after the 18th amendment and NFC Award the provinces have the first right over their natural resources. Energy options for Punjab are limited to solar, biogas and coal. So far the performance of the provincial government has been dismal. It is time to put our house in order. Biogas potential in Punjab remains un-tapped and so is the 600 million tons of coal reserve mostly in the salt range. Solar is ideal for farm energy. Even the oil and gas potential of the largest province of the country should be explored. An organisation like a provincial OGDC can be formed. Now the blame game should stop and solid action started to meet the energy needs of the land of five rivers.


Lahore, August 12.