ISLAMABAD: President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday directed the concerned authorities to ensure the completion of ongoing energy projects without any delay with in the stipulated period of time. Chairing high-level meeting here at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Musharraf directed the authorities to take short, medium and long-term measures to ensure the uninterrupted supply of oil, gas and energy in the country. The President was given briefing on issues related to energy and petroleum products.
The President further directed that all available resources should be utilized for the production of gas and energy, with all possible measures for the conservation of gas and energy. He said gas is a precious natural resource and it should be used with utmost care and responsibility.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ahsanullah Khan apprised the meeting of the measures being taken to improve the gas supply situation and said the process of importing LPG Super Tankers has already been initiated.
He said the government of was also cognizant of the country’s future energy needs and the work on the exploration of gas was being expanded. He further informed that the pace of work on Thar Coal project was being advanced, adding, the possibility of producing gas from coal would also be reviewed. Besides, Prime Minister Mohammedmian Soomro and Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ahsanullah Khan, the meeting was attended by senior officials of the relevant ministries and departments.-SANA