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Southern Asia Seminar: Access to Power: Electricity and the Infrastructural State in Pakistan

April 6, 2023; 12:30pm

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Ijlal Naqvi

Associate Professor of Sociology, Associate Dean (Curriculum and Teaching), School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University 

Despite prioritization by successive governments, targeted reforms shaped by international development actors, and featuring prominently in Chinese Belt and Road investments, the Pakistani power sector continues to stifle economic and social life across the country. Why? Looking through the lens of the electrical power sector, Access to Power reveals how Pakistan actually works, and to whose benefit.