PM orders immediate redressal of energy sector woes

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday directed the ministry concerned to accelerate reforms in the energy sector by removing all systemic hurdles and effectively utilising limited resources to ensure relief to the common man.

“Problems in the energy sector are directly related to the people’s lives, which necessitates accelerated solution,” the PM observed while chairing a meeting on the reforms process in the power sector.

Energy Minister Omar Ayub, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Finance Adviser Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razzak Dawood and Special Assistant to PM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar were also present on the occasion, a PM Office press release said.

Briefing the prime minister on the reforms process in the gas sector and availability of the petroleum products, Nadeem Babar maintained a sufficient stock of products was available in the country.

The PM said the resolution of energy-related issues was among the top government priorities and that the reforms process in the sector would continue uninterrupted.

He said the availability of limited gas reservoirs necessitated judicious and productive use of the resources.

The premier called for considering the availability of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in areas lacking the supply of natural gas to make people meet their daily needs without cutting trees for the purpose.

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