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Imran Khan pushes Pakistan to unlock hydropower potential

        Sughra Tunio Standing on the balcony of his two-storey riverside hotel in Matta, Bilal Mustafa is enthusiastic about the inauguration of a micro-hydroelectric power station in this town in Swat, a mountainous district in Pakistan’s northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. “The cheap electricity from the station will boost the hotel industry in the area and slash the cost of running hotels and motels,” Mustafa says. “Escalating fuel wood prices pose (a) threat to the sustainability of our hotel businesses.” Perched along the lower reaches of the Swat River, which snakes through the district, Matta is popular with tourists the breathtaking waterfalls and lakes that feed the river, a ma...

February 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm | News Desk