Government to overcome gas shortage for industrial sector

Islamabad, December 12, 2013 (PPI-OT): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here Thursday chaired a meeting to review the overall power and gas situation in the backdrop of shortage of gas in the country.

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Mohammad Asif and Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Senior officials of the Ministries of Finance and Water and Power were also present on the occasion.

During the meeting a decision was taken to ensure that natural gas is provided to the industries so that they remain unaffected and interest of employees working in the industrial sector is also protected.

The Ministry of Finance was also directed to redouble its efforts to explore additional gas resources and accelerate the process so that the impact of gas shortage is minimized.

It was also decided that the Ministry of Finance, Petroleum and Water and Power shall continue to maintain close coordination and monitor the situation.

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