Gas to Balochistan our commitment: minister

ISLAMABAD – State Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal said on Monday that the government was committed to providing facility of gas to all districts of Balochistan.

In a statement issued here, the state minister said that the gas was being provided on the special directives of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the minister was monitoring pace of progress in this regard, he added. He said that the government accorded importance to initiate development projects in the province for immediate social and economic uplift.

He mentioned that natural gas would be provided thorough Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) as SNG air mix plants. He said that SSGC had prepared feasibility reports and estimations and floated tenders so that procedural recommendations could be sought in this regard.

He said that the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sincerely wanted to redress the grievances of people of Balochistan thorough launching speedy developmental projects. He said that energy was one of the core issues of Pakistan and this government was fully dedicated in resolving those problems.

He said that Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources was putting its utmost efforts in not only developing and improving the current structures but enhancing and introducing new ventures like LNG. He said there was no short cut with regard to resolving energy issues and added government's efforts would soon yielding results.

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