Pakistan is an electricity-starved country, so when there is any development in power generation, the public welcomes it. The latest positive development on this front is the interest of several foreign firms in investing in waste-to-power generation projects in Lahore. On the one hand, Pakistan is not producing as much electricity as is needed, and a number of power projects rely heavily on imported fuel; on the other hand, this has led to an increase in the cost of imports. The majority of consumers pay exorbitant electricity prices, with monthly bills that are out of reach for the average person. In addition to providing water, nature has blessed Pakistan with wind, sunlight, and coal, all of which can be used to produce affordable power. In this regard, a German business in Lahore has shown interest in setting up a project to create inexpensive electricity from waste and also investing in the production of solar panels. Today, electricity is also produced from garbage. Project approval has been given by the Punjab Cabinet.
The cost of producing electricity from garbage would drop by more than 50%, which is crucial for both the convenience of the average person and Pakistan’s growing industrial output. The country has an excess of garbage. The world’s dirtiest cities in terms of garbage are Lahore and Karachi, however, other cities are equally self-sufficient in this regard. To get rid of garbage, a lot of money is spent on waste management. If waste is used to generate power rather than being disposed of, not only will disposal costs be reduced, but there will also be cheap electricity available for domestic and commercial usage. It is a positive step that the initiative to produce inexpensive electricity from the garbage in Punjab has been approved. This experience should be useful to other provinces as well. This would help with the present energy problem as well as enhance the sanitary system in dirty towns and villages.