World Class Infrastructure

Infrastructure Performance 2013-2018



More Power to the Poor

  • Provided Rs. 125 B in power subsidy to the poor in 2018
  • Lowered agricultural / tubewell tariff from Rs. 8.35/ unit to Rs. 5.35/ unit and provided a subsidy of greater than Rs. 12 B in / tube wells

Zero Load Shedding

  • Generated and transmitted a historic high of 20,700 MW of powerin 2018
  • Eradicated load-shedding by adding 11,000 MW:
    • 6800 MW of LNG, 2650 MW of coal
    • 1500 MW of renewables
    • 600+ MW of nuclear
    • Large hydro projects (Tarbela 4 & Neelum Jhelum)

Lowest cost power

  • Shut down / replaced ‘*2100 MW of inefficient oil based plants in order to decrease generation costs
  • Transitioned to cheaper fuel sources such as LNG, Coal, and hydro powerLinked load shedding with feeder-level losses to reduce theft and power cost

Go Green — First Generation of Renewables

  • Introduced renewables particularly solar and wind to the energy mix ~1500 MW
  • Finished large hydro Tarbela 4 ext. (~1400 MW) and Neelum Jhelum (~900 MW) projects
  • Heralded net metering to encourage rooftop solar power

Meet Consumer Needs & Enhances Services

  • Printed GPS-tagged pictures of meter readings on electricity bills
  • Created call centers to deal with consumer issues




Energized People out of Poverty

  • Provided gas to 2 million domestic households
  • Energized 3000 commercial SMEs with gas, generating mass employment
  • Increased competitiveness of QOO large industrial enterprises through gas connections

Pervasive Relief— Diminished Supply-Demand Gap

  • Provided relief to households by reducing supply-demand gap from 2bcdf to < 700mmcdf
  • Commissioned 2 LNG regasification terminals (1.2 bcdf) in record time
  • Signed medium-long term LNG contracts at globally low prices to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to power plants and industries

Reliable Transmission & Distribution to Consumers

  • Built 1,681 KM of transmission pipeline
  • Completed 19,462 KM of distribution pipeline
  • Established 6,500 KM of services infrastructure

Go Green — Sustainability

  • Established low carbon-emitting Euro II standards
  • Instituted minimum octane rating of 92 RON to improve performance
  • Deregulated pricing for petroleum products above 92 RON to encourage quality and performance

Energy Security — Diversified Energy

  • Mix: LNG, well head, coal, hydro, nuclear, RE, etc.
  • Geography: Middle East, Central Asia, Asia Pacific
  • Economics: Created a balanced portfolio of local and imported resources




Reached a national consensus on the Water Issue

  • Formulated the National Water Policy
  • Reached an agreement with the provinces through the Water Charter

Improved storage facilities

  • Constructed 4 big dams in Satpara, Gomal Zam, Darwat and Shadi Kaur with an accumulative storage capacity of 1.11 million acre feet (MAF)
  • Built 20 small dams in Balochistan with an accumulative storage capacity of 0.036 MAF
    Expanded access and reliability of water
  • Co-financed the K-4 Water Project in Sindh
  • Extended water supply to an additional 7.2 million citizens through new water connections in 1,075 villages
  • Provided access to safe drinking water to 15 million additional citizens in 5 cities by:
    • Installing 1,216 km of new water pipelines
    • Replacing 1,625 km of worn out pipeline
    • Installed 682 new tube-wells in remote areas
  • Revitalized 1.574 dysfunctional rural water schemes
  • Constructed the Kachhi Canal and other canals on tributaries

Enhanced water quality

  • Installed 2,428 water filtration plants to provide clean drinking water to over 6 million citizens
  • Invested Rs. 6 billion in new water treatment plants in Faisalabad, improving water quality for 3 million citizens

Increased water financing

  • Encouraged joint investment from federal and provincial governments on water related issues, with the former contributing close to Rs. 200 million
  • Increased the allocation for water sector from Rs. 35 billion in 2017-18 to Rs. 80 billion for 2018-19
  • Appropriated Rs. 23.6 billion for Diamer Bhasha dam



Brought Pakistan Railways back on track

  • Implemented strategic reforms that increased revenues from Rs. 18 B to Rs. 50 B
  • Increased asset velocity by improving availability of functional locomotives from 42% to 82%
  • Improved passenger experience by upgrading passenger services and introducing e-ticketing

Improved road infrastructure

  • Launched a Rs. 1,360 B program to construct new highways and motorways across Pakistan including the Karachi-Lahore Motorway and the North-South Motorway
  • Constructed 8,044 KMs farm to market roads in Punjab under Khadam-e-Punjab Rural Roads Program (KPRRP)
  • Constructed 7,500 KMs, widened 11,000 KMs and rehabilitated 14,000 KMs of roads in Punjab

Created world class urban transport

  • Built international standard urban transport systems including Metro Buses in three cities, Orange Line Metro Train and feeder bus systems
  • Funded the Green Line project in Karachi
  • Computerized route permits and digitized bus terminals in Punjab

Strengthened Aviation and Maritime

  • Made Gawadar port a reality by operationalizing phase 1 and started development of the Gawadar city
  • Developed first ever dirty bulk cargo terminal at Port Qasim
  • Completed Deep Water Container Port at the Karachi Port
  • Upgraded all major airports (Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad, Quetta and Peshawar) and built the first green field Islamabad airport
  • Started construction of Gawadar International Airport
  • Increased aircraft movements on average by 5.2% and passenger traffic by 4.5%
  • Liberalized aviation sector and gave operating permits to number of airlines