Pak decides against Indian offer of suppling power: report

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  1. nrj

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    Pakistan has reportedly decided not to take up an Indian offer to supply electricity because of strategic reasons, with officials claiming such a move could give "legitimacy" to disputed power projects in Jammu and Kashmir. The Senate or upper house of parliament was informed on Friday by Power minister Syed Naveed Qamar that his ministry was considering the Indian offer to sell electricity.

    In a written reply, he said the government is trying to determine if the proposal is feasible.

    However, the Dawn newspaper quoted its sources as saying that officials had already decided not to proceed with the offer "because doing so could lend legitimacy to the Indian power projects" in Jammu and Kashmir.

    "Pakistan has already filed appeals against the Kishanganga hydropower project in the Court of Arbitration at The Hague," said an unnamed official of the power ministry.

    The next hearing is expected to be held in the first week of August.

    "India has massive electricity shortages but they want to sell some power to Pakistan. This will strengthen their claims in the court that they are producing cheap electricity and sharing the gains with Pakistan," the official claimed.

    During talks between the Commerce Secretaries of India and Pakistan in April, the two sides agreed to set up a group of experts to examine the feasibility, scope and modalities for a new initiative to enable trade of electricity.

    Pak decides against Indian offer of suppling power: report - Hindustan Times

    This country deserves nothing! :pound:
     
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    Says the nation where there are 16 hour power cuts in their Metros.
     
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    Fvck**g politicians. I wish the bloody slave current government's politicians just migrate to Pakistan rather than kissing them on their rumps like this again and again. :mad2: Pathetic, corrupt slaves of Colonials.. that's what Con-party is. Has Arabia ever offered help to Israel? Then why these sh!t gestures? Losers we got in our regime.
     
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    Mod edit:- come up with better things to post.
     
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    Actually, the govt was brilliant in the offer and the Pakistanis called the bluff of India. India offers power to legitimize the Power Projects in the eyes of the international arbitrators. We bluffed, they called. Next plan please.
     
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    The whole idea was that it was cheaper to sell to Pakistan than to draw wires across the valley and sell it to the states in the Northern plains. It was purely a commercial offer, which can also be shown as a friendly gesture to our neighbour.
     
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    Couldn't offering to some other country would get us better options? We have so many neighbors... but Pakistan?
     
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    Selling to Pakistan is better and it's also the nearest to those projects.
     
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    What a ridiculous offer,

    In my state there is one hour power cut in urban areas and 3 - 4 hours in rural areas, these mass black outs tend to have an adverse impact on the economy also. If there is surplus power it should be supplied to the national grid and then sold to any state willing to pay.
     
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    Some times other factors tend to influence policy. There are power cuts all over India. India still exports power to other countries on the east as well.
     
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    Ok, cool, if Pakistan will not accept our offer to supply them with power, at least they should be benevolent enough, given thier long hours of power cuts, to accept our offer to export these:
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    BTW: There is a typo in the thread title.
     
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    For this you will have to take permission from Lalu as this is his election symbol.
     
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    Rassi jal gayi, par baal nahi gaya. Wo bhi chala jayega. Pak will not accept anything from India which makes them inferior. They are born superior than India
     
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    BTW - In past Indian Oil offered diesel and other fuel to Pakistan and they refused that too .
     
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    Such a gesture from Pakistan is letting the peace talk going no where, confidence build up, peaceful co-existence and friendly relation is half the story said without trade & commerce, cultural exchange and participation. The step taken by Indian government is appreciable but the reactions by GOP is very unprogressive (some one pls suggest a better word), not letting Bollywood movies claiming it would destroy Pakistani movie industry is not done, they are not socialist either. If they are not ready for better understanding and keep on yelling for Jammu &Kashmir, things are not gonna happen in their favour, after all their is no trust upon Pakistan and her intention. It reflect their ideology of poking India till death to irritate until their conditions get fulfilled, no understanding, no faith....just business!!!!!......ahh GOP just forget it then, we just don't trust you.
     
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    Do we have enough of our own? Charity begins at home!
     
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    100% agreed. Wonder how come this offer even came up when we ourselves import so much electricity from Bhutan's hydropower resources.
     
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    Easy decision for them. Because those who made the decision would anyways always run on full power, be it power station or generators. Its only the people that are in dark.

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    So they'll impose 16hrs of power cut but wont buy electricity from us. They'll sit in dark to waste our power because internal distribution within India is major issue. Both sides lose. Good.
     
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