Islamabad (Web Desk): Thar coal is the best and cheapest solution to overcome chronic energy crisis in the country, said the Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Monday.

Thar coal is the most economical solution for ensuring energy security therefore it should be exploited and Chinese involvement should be enhanced, said Dr Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that extra attention should be paid to exploit the treasure buried in Thar as the economy continues to suffer due to power outages.

Differences over Kalabagh Dam are against the national interests and in the interest of India that wants to destabilise Pakistan, it said.

The PEW presidentsaid that Thar cola can ensure energy security, help cut oil import bill, earn forex reserves and provide jobs to millions of unemployed.