CCI approves renewable energy policy

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired the 42nd meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) and approved the renewable energy policy 2019, here on Thursday.

According to statement issued regarding the meeting, the session headed by Imran Khan was attended by federal ministers, attorney general, and other concerned officials to review an eight-point agenda.

During the meeting, amendments in Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Ordinance 2002 were also mulled over besides giving a task to the petroleum ministry to include suggestions from the provinces in OGRA meetings.

The amendment in OGRA Ordinance 2002 was included in the agenda over the request of the Sindh government. It was also decided to distribute 50 percent of the windfall levy generated from crude oil and natural gas.

The role of Basic Education Community Schools working under the National Commission on Human Development was also discussed during the meeting.

It was decided to hand them over to the provincial departments before the end of the ongoing year. The federal education ministry would devise a mechanism for the transfer after consultation with the provinces.

The government’s coronavirus strategy was also applauded during the CCI meeting. The meeting also scrutinized the process of implementation upon the decisions taken during the 41st CCI meeting.