Detect all gas theft areas: Khan
By Staff ReporterWednesday – September 5, 2018
According to an official statement, Khan directed that a comprehensive plan of action with delineated timelines be submitted at the earliest to address various issues of the oil and gas sector.
Petroleum division additional secretary in-charge Asad Haya-ud-Din briefed Khan, in detail, about the existing situation vis-à-vis demand and supply in the oil and gas sector.
The PM was apprised about the progress into construction and operationalization of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-Iran (TAPI) gas pipeline along with other significant projects which were in the pipeline to meet growing energy needs countrywide.
Haya-ud-Din highlighted various issues including the issue of rationalisation of gas sale prices, recovery of receivables, non-implementation and frequent altering of policies resulting in erosion of the investors’ confidence and non-awarding of exploration blocks during the last five years.
Khan was chairing a briefing at PM office participated by petroleum minister Ghulam Sarwar, petroleum division additional secretary in-charge Haya-ud-Din and other related senior government officers.