09 Jul '11, 2am

As Pakistan Powers Down, Protests Mount: Climate Change A Root Cause #green

International water rights squabbling will make hydro-power recovery even more difficult. Evidence: China built a dam on the head water's of the Indus River, not even bothering to tell Pakistan first. Industrial productivity falling. As coverage in the Asia Times indicates, Pakistani factories are closing from the lack of reliable electric power. "Almost 800 units of a total of around 2,000 factories in Punjab province have closed down and many more are likely to be shut," Sheikh Abdul Qayyum, former head of the Faisalabad chamber of commerce, said this week, Agence France-Presse reported. "Around 500,000 workers lost their jobs in the province - about 100,000 in Faisalabad alone due to the closure of the factories." It is hard to imagine why, with power management a total snafu, international bankers would lend any money to help fix things. Growth has since declined to 2....

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