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Pakistan is being urged to cut its energy subsidies in order to resolve supply problems that have led to chronic electricity shortages. But the debate on reducing energy spending touches upon a more fundamental failing of the Pakistani state: a near total inability to get the population to pay either tax or energy bills.

Theoretically, maintaining artificially low prices for electricity should see the proportion of paid bills rise. But PEPCO, the national power company, has seen collected revenue fall over the past year.

FT Energy Source

FT Energy Source

Thank you for your readership and comments during Energy Source’s run.

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FT Energy Source

FT Energy Source

FT Energy Source

  • Macarthur open to offers after failed A$4.7bn bid – FT
  • Petrobras to boost ethanol production – FT
  • Only two numbers matter for mining groups – FT

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