MoE-PD pledges funds for PM-RF

By Staff Reporter
Saturday – April 4, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The ministry of energy’s petroleum division (MoE-PD), Friday, extended its full support to the government of Pakistan (GoP) in fight to curb COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic countrywide.

According to an official statement, the oil and gas development company limited (OGDCL) deposited Rs 53 million in prime minister’s relief fund (PM-RF) for pandemic COVID-19.

The OGDCL also offered the hostel building in sector I-9 (of the federal capital), for utilising the space for quarantine/isolation unit along with provision of medicines, 50 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits for medical staff, food and well equipped ambulance for established quarantine.

The Pakistan petroleum limited (PPL) released a handout of Rs10 million for the four districts of Sindh with spirit of cash-support for procurement of necessary equipment against COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has extended support of Rs 50 million in PM-RF for pandemic COVID-19 with spirit of national responsibility in this challenging time.

Both the gas utilities, Sui northern gas pipelines limited (SNGPL) and Sui southern gas company (SSGC) undertook immediate measures to facilitate the people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SNGPL bill application (app), recently launched by company, help the public to view their gas bills and pay the same through the mobile application. Same mobile app will be made available by SSGC soon.

Moreover, gas bills of next crucial months can be paid through three easy instalments amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In addition to above, the prices of petroleum products have already been reduced by Rs 15 to provide relief to the common man and was part of the economic relief package announced by the prime minister (PM).

The MoE-PD is working round the clock to facilitate public through dedicated teams to ensure supply and availability of gas and oil countrywide.