Regular consumer should be given relief: Ghulam Sarwar Khan.


ISLAMABAD: Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural resources chaired Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) on Wednesday at Cabinet Division. He said that regular consumer should be given relief. He added that LPG is fuel of underprivileged class. CCoE decided that LPG price will not be increased. It was also decided that furnace oil will not be imported. In the consultation, concerns of oil refineries were also raised. It was decided that for short term oil refineries will work with their full capacity. Power sector can aid them in storage for next three months on credit. But oil refineries need to upgrade themselves. Resultantly Ghulam Sarwar Khan made a task force under Babar Nadeem, which will make recommendations on issues of oil refineries. And will present these commendations in next CCoE .On the other hand, oil refineries should find export avenues for themselves. It was also decided that merit order of power plants will not be disturbed. So that consumer can be provided with economical and good electricity. A SoP will also be made on criteria of demand of power division and supply of SNGPL.This SoP will be discussed in CCoE. After final verdict of CCoE, it will be ratified through Cabinet. The meeting was also attended by Sh .Rasheed Ahmad, Federal Minister for Railways, Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Finance, Umar Ayub Khan, Federal Minister for Power ,Khusroo Bakhtyra, Federal Minister for Planning and Abdul Razzaq Daud, Advisor to Prime Minister for Commerce and Industries.