The government has created a massive energy-saving plan that, if followed, will save Rs262 billion per year since the planned emergency savings plan will significantly and clearly lower fuel import bills. As the energy sector’s circular debt grows, the government wants to change people’s habits to preserve daylight hours and expects billions in savings. The federal cabinet-approved national energy conservation plan calls for drastic measures such as closing markets and restaurants at 8 p.m., allowing 20% of government employees to work from home, introducing electric motorcycles, efficient light bulbs and fans, solarizing government buildings, water conservation, rain harvesting, using “conical baffle” devices in gas geysers, and so on.
In addition, the government has chosen to convert private and government buildings to solar energy in order to crack down on the project and electricity thieves. Energy conservation is undoubtedly a critical issue for Pakistan’s survival; nevertheless, there is also a need to develop public awareness so that people can save energy at the individual level in accordance with national needs. Transferring public and private buildings to solar energy to conserve energy is only achievable with public assistance. The country’s severe economic crisis is an indication of political uncertainty, which is sadly generated by the hunger for power of a few people. The terrible thing is that the government people as well as the opposition displayed their incompetence in managing the country’s economy when in power. Now, it is up to public to change their habits so that fuel can be saved.