Ministry of Energy (Pakistan)

Coordinates: 33°44′13.97″N 73°05′36.18″E / 33.7372139°N 73.0933833°E / 33.7372139; 73.0933833
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Ministry of Energy
وزارت توانائی
Agency overview
Formed4 August 2017; 6 years ago (2017-08-04)
(In its current form)
14 August 1947 (1947-08-14)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Pakistan
HeadquartersPakistan Secretariat in Red Zone, Islamabad
33°44′13.97″N 73°05′36.18″E / 33.7372139°N 73.0933833°E / 33.7372139; 73.0933833
Minister responsible
  • Muhammad Ali, Minister of Energy and Power
Agency executives

The Ministry of Energy (Urdu: وزارت توانائی, Trans. Wazarat-e-Tawanai, abbreviated as: MoE) is an executive ministry of the federal Government of Pakistan that is charged with implementation of the national energy policy and energy production and electricity transmission throughout the country.

The MoE functions are split in two divisions: Petroleum and Power– each independent of its tasks and objectives. The MoE oversees overall domestic hydropower generation, petroleum and energy production by means of alternative energy sources, and energy conservation.

The MoE is headed by an elected Minister of Energy who is assisted by Minister of States (as its deputies) and secretaries of each division to implement the MoE's policies and works.[1][2]



From 1947 until 2017, the former Ministry of Water and Power (MoWP) has been charged with overseeing the energy projects and water resources management. In Pakistan, the "Power" is used to address energy, energy conservation and production as it deals directly with the subject of electricity, which include generation, transmission, and distribution and policy matters pertaining to these function.[3]

The Ministry of Energy (MoE) was created per the recommendation from the World Bank to "help the federal government to improve coordination in power production and installation of new energy projects under the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).[4]

Power Division[edit]

The Power Division is an energy directorate established in 2017 that is charged with electricity, which include generation, transmission and distribution and policy matters pertaining to these three functions.[3] The MoE funds twenty two public sector companies and two regulatory bodies that works under the Power Division.[3] The Power Division has its own departmental director– the Power Secretary of Pakistan.[3]

Petroleum Division[edit]

Sites and Programs[edit]

The Ministry of Energy in Pakistan is responsible for generation energy and power production through utilizing the means of hydropower, solar and wind power. The Ministry of Energy does not have responsibility of running nuclear power since it is Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission that is solely responsible for such program.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pakistan's new PM forms cabinet with an eye to 2018 poll". Reuters. 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ "DailyTimes | Cabinet takes oath: Abbasi creates seven new ministries". Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d "History". Retrieved 21 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Pakistan PM creates new ministries". Gulf Times. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2023.