Pakistan: The Reckoning Begins (Paperback)
This book is about our progress and graduation from the use of coal/firewood, kerosene, LPG, and natural gas in our homes and tens of millions others like ours. It covers the pipeline politics, the power politics of oil, gas, LPG, LNG and refineries, building SPMs single point moorings] in the ocean, capturing and making inroads into the nearly USD 20-30 billion business of oil, gas and power in Pakistan. It is more of a regional political game rather than the old game of imperialists, multinational and international power brokerages. The resources given to this country, how we misused or abused them, the opportunities, challenges and the prospects. Rental power plants and Independent Power Producers and LPG and LNG.It is the story of Aitzaz Ahsan's Indus Saga and Qurratulain Hyder's Aag Ka Darya (River of Fire), which revolve around the Indus and Gandhara Civilization and making sense of Pakistan. And it is the story of a journalist friend, who has lived in Hyderabad as a child and saw Indus in its glory and heard it roaring from his house, but he is found in tears, when he crosses the bridge over the river at Sukkur.