ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has directed the local companies to expedite their exploration work in the oil and gas sectors.
He presided a meeting held to review issues pertaining to petroleum sector today. PM Imran Khan directed the petroleum division to extend every possible assistance to foreign companies working in this sector.
PM directs to digitalize all system
The prime minister also directed to digitalize all the system and removal of unnecessary hurdles to ensure completion of every project in the oil and gas sector in the allotted time.
The PM said nature has given oil and gas reserves beside other minerals to Pakistan and we can take benefit of these by their exploration and usage.
Previous govts concentrated on import of precious fuel items
The premier said that unfortunately, previous governments concentrated on import of precious fuel items instead of exploration in the oil and gas reserves. He said this phenomenon affected the industrial sector and also put an extra burden on the masses.
Imran Khan directed to provide complete security to foreign companies attached with exploration of Oil and Gas sector.
Set up task force for security of foreign companies
It was decided in the meeting to set up a task force for the security of foreign companies in this sector. The prime minister was given a detailed briefing about the unnecessary hurdles in the exploration of oil and gas wells.
The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister Iftikhar Durrani, Secretary Petroleum and other senior officials of the ministry.
PM terms forest area of KP increased by 4 per cent
A day earlier, PM
Imran Khan said that the forest area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had increased by 4 per cent, contributing to the fight against climate change.
In his tweet Imran Khan said that the success of the Billion Tree Tsunami gave the government confidence to take the 10 billion trees initiative.
“From nurseries to full forest areas, the