ISLAMABAD – A high level meeting‚ chaired by Federal Minister for Finance‚ Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Thursday decided to ensure that natural gas was provided to the industries so that this sector remains unaffected.
It was observed that this measure would protect the interest of employees working in the industrial sector.
According to a press statement issued by the Ministry of Finance‚ the meeting was convened to review the overall power and gas situation in the country 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 Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while senior officials of the ministries of Finance and Water and Power were also present on the occasion.
It was decided that efforts would be redoubled to explore additional gas resources and accelerate the process so that the impact of gas shortage could be 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.