Just few days after dropping gas bomb on suffering masses of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan has finally took notice and directed the Ministry of Energy to make a revised plan which could provide relief to poor domestic consumers. So, they could face minimal impact of the sky high 191 per cent increase in gas tariff. His directions came during a meeting pertaining to the gas sector.
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet on Wednesday (April 26) gave ago ahead t 190 per cent hike in natural gas tariff for domestic consumers and 31pc for all other categories. As per the sources, the revised gas prices, which would become effective on July 1, would help the government pocket an additional revenue of about Rs500 billion.
The ministry officials presented a detailed briefing to the prime minister and how the recent increase in gas tariff would impact different segments of society.
Moreover Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government had decided to formulate a long term Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) policy to promote it in the country and restrict the extension in pipeline network. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Petroleum Division Nadeem Babar chaired a high level meeting where he had expressed, “We cannot not extend the existing pipeline network and are going to make a policy by promoting the use of the LPG in all sectors in new long term LPG Policy.”
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17 November, 2019