Security and provision of energy
are the cornerstone of any
country sustainable development as well as the
main drivers for economic and industrial growth.
Countries, whether developed or developing,
remain heavily reliant on energy resources, and
energy security is gaining critical primacy for all
concerned. Faced with a severe energy crisis for a
long time, Pakistan has had to rely on oil-based
expensive energy mix widening demand-supply
gap, lack of integrated energy strategy and poor
energy governance, despite being endowed with
immense hydro, wind and solar energy potential.
This study attempts to map Pakistan
vulnerability to the impacts and challenges
pertaining to energy security that constrains its
socio-economic development and stability. It
further explores the need to involve local
community and business sector in formulating
adaptation strategies and bridging policy-practice
gaps to restructure energy policy and systems by
shifting energy mix in favour of renewables and
improving energy governance.
1-Salma Malik Assistant Professor, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies (DSS), Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Shabana Fayyaz Assistant Professor, Department of Defence & Strategic Studies (DSS), Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Energy Security, Pakistan, South Asia, Nonrenewable Resources