China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a Viable Economical Solution to Energy Shortfall in Pakistan


  • Muhammad Zahid Hussain Research Scholar, Department of Criminology, University of Karachi. Author
  • Dr. Muhammad Salim Assistant Professor Department: Political Science, University of Turbat. Author
  • Dr. Muhammad Danish Lecturer, Institute of Management Sciences, University of Baluchistan Quetta. Author


CPEC, Energy Shortfall, Viable Solution


Energy is the backbone of any country which stabilizes other segments and sectors of any country. Pakistan has been facing energy crises, in past decades due to expensive energy projection approaches, political frustration, subsidies, limited reserves, and non-implementation of modern sources. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) deals majorly with the energy management and administration of Pakistan to ensure the shipping of China and GDP growth of Pakistan. The initiative of CPEC in 2013, by the states of China and Pakistan has proven the management and administration of effective energy projection and distribution. The interest of both states is true in management in the sense, the energy crises of the country are minimized and the management is altering as effective. The present study is conducted from the same perspectives, highlighting the viability of CPEC for energy crisis management of the country. The study is descriptive and qualitative in approach based on previous research, articles, and CPEC projects. The results of the study expressed that CPEC is the only viable solution to the energy crises of the country, reducing the energy cost, utilizing renewable sources, altering the hydel projection of energy, eradicating provincial disputes, and ensuring future prosperity. The viability of CPEC projects for energy management was highlighted when in 2013, the future shortfall of energy was expected at 7000 MW, which was recorded as 2500 MW in 2020 which could be minimized after the completion of the CPEC energy projects. After completion of projects, the installed capacity will be reached up to 66 GW.


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China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as a Viable Economical Solution to Energy Shortfall in Pakistan. (2023). International Research Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 4(4), 176-189.

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