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Search Pakistan’s real power problem: a failed privatisation


For more than a year, Pakistani cities have faced up to 20 hours a day without electricity. The blackouts are putting a drag on economic growth, stalling everyday life for many Pakistanis and sparking mass protests across the country. One reason is a near total inability to get the population to pay energy bills. But Kamal Munir of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge points to another culprit: privatisation.

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