Prime Minister Imran Khan
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the situation created due to limited gas resources, especially in view of the future, urgently needs a comprehensive plan, gas related issues related to a single sector.
Or not from the region but from the whole country, all these matters will be placed before the Council of Interests. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting on issues related to the gas sector on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Pervez Khattak, Syed Shibli Faraz, Dr Fehmida Mirza, Asad Umar, Umar Ayub Khan, Special Assistants Nadeem Babar and Dr Shahbaz Gul.
The meeting discussed in detail the action plan keeping in view the demand and supply of gas in the country, gas infrastructure, problems faced in the gas sector and future needs. Special Assistant Nadeem Babar gave a detailed briefing on demand and supply estimates keeping in view the national level of gas production, domestic needs, quantity of imported gas, price and future needs.
Addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said that in view of the growing needs of the gas sector, on the one hand, the needs of the domestic and industrial sectors, and on the other hand, the situation arising out of limited gas reserves locally, especially in the near future. There is an urgent need for comprehensive planning.
He said that gas related issues do not belong to any one province or region but it is a matter of the whole country therefore there is a need to formulate future course of action through mutual consultation on gas related issues.
The Prime Minister directed Special Assistant Nadeem Babar to bring all the facts related to the gas sector before the Council of Common Interests. At the same time, consultation with eminent experts in the field should be initiated to find a lasting solution to gas related issues.