An Engro Powergen Thar Limited power plant under construction in Pakistan’s Thar desert is part of a US$55 billion China-Pakistan economic partnership. Photo: Bloomberg
An Engro Powergen Thar Limited power plant under construction in Pakistan’s Thar desert is part of a US$55 billion China-Pakistan economic partnership. Photo: Bloomberg

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An Engro Powergen Thar Limited power plant under construction in Pakistan’s Thar desert is part of a US$55 billion China-Pakistan economic partnership. Photo: Bloomberg
An Engro Powergen Thar Limited power plant under construction in Pakistan’s Thar desert is part of a US$55 billion China-Pakistan economic partnership. Photo: Bloomberg
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