Govt working on gas pipeline project worth Rs150b: Abbasi
Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday that government will eliminate the energy crisis before the end of its five-year term.
" Soloution of energy crisis lies in gas adding that if we will able to end gas shortage there will be no load shedding in the country before the end of our tenure in our five-year tenure ," Abbasi said this while talking to media after the 1st LPG & LNG Conference.
While answering the question Shahid regarding seizing of Petroleum ministry record by NAB during the investigation of Dr Asim case he denied that any such incidence. He however, said that they were ready to help NAB and provide them record if they will ask us to provide record.
He also said that Pakistan is the only country where prices of petroleum products are lower then any other country in the world. He said that in future they will also pass on relief to the masses if the price of petroleum products drop in the international market. Abbasi said it was unfortunate that the only solution to the energy crisis was imported gas.
"We are working on a pipeline project worth Rs150 billion and will start work on another pipeline costing Rs250 billion to provide gas to the consumers."The conference was addressed by Chairman LPG Association of Pakistan Farooq Iftikar, Mohsin Saulat MD Interstate Gas Systems, Shahjahan Mirza MD Private Power Infrastructure Board, Asad Gilani Secretary Energy Government of Punjab and Syed Akhtar Ali member energy Planning Commission of Pakistan, Saeed Ansari and the representatives of SNPL, SSGC and PSO shared their views on this occasion.