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Pakistan ramps up coal power with Chinese support

China companies' plans to spend US$15b over 15 years in country draw criticism from environmentalists

Only 67 per cent of Pakistan's approximately 190 million people have access to electricity, according to the World Bank.


WITH much of the world pouring investments into renewable and clean energy, Pakistan is drawing criticism for welcoming Chinese investment in coal-fired power plants as part of a plan to boost urgently needed generating capacity.

Officials at the Water and Power Ministry...

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