Daily Mail: Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

Daily Mail: Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree
This file photo shows a general view of a Chinese-backed power plant under construction in Islamkot in the desert in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on May 23, 2018. (AFP)
Updated 15 November 2018

Daily Mail: Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

Daily Mail: Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

November 15 – Daily Mail states that in Pakistan's bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to chronic energy shortages, but which activists warn is an environmental disaster. Machines are running round the clock to finish the mine and coal power plant, a flagship project of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan that has seen Beijing provide billions of dollars in financing to its southwestern neighbour.

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