Moot for more initiatives to end energy crisis

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STAFF REPORT KHI:Since Pakistan is facing an acute energy crisis for the last couple of years, the incumbent government is taking various initiatives in order to fast-track projects in all provinces of the country to meet the challenges of electricity production and foreign direct investment in the energy sector can be an influential factor.

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Jam Kamal Khan, said this while addressing the recently concluded 6Th Pakistan Energy Forum, organised by Shamrock Conferences International.

Mumtaz Hasan Khan, chairman of the Hascol Group and member of the Integrated Energy Plan, 2009-2022, discussed the key decisions of the plan, including reliance on indigenous resources as a future option.

He recommended the establishment of a national energy authority to deal with issues of energy production. He added that it was time to put the revised plan into action.

In his address of welcome, Menin Rodrigues, chairman of the Pakistan Energy Forum 2014, urged the participants to recommend practical measures, advised key stakeholders to collectively make a concerted effort to address the issues related to Pakistans progress.

The first session, focusing on exploration and production activities in the oil and gas sector, was chaired by Dr Gulfaraz Ahmed.


Published in: Volume 05 Issue 10

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