The Central Asia South Asia Electricity Transmission and
Trade Project (CASA-1000) is a trans-regional project aiming
transition of 1300 megawatts hydroelectric power from Central Asian states;
Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic, to South Asian countries; Afghanistan and
Pakistan. This is not merely an energy project transiting electricity but having
potential to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation among
participating states beyond the regional level. After its successful completion,
the project will help increasing regionalism to connectivity, surge development
to mutual trade and serve energy complementary situation to new openings
in multidimensional fields. The paper aims to highlight the likely opportunities
and benefits of realization of the project.
1-Zaheer Abbas: PhD Scholar, Department of IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Inayat Kalim: Assistant Professor, Department of IR, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Muhammad Shoaib Malik: Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan.
CASA-1000, Electricity, Energy, Trade, Development