PM Imran highlights energy, gas crisis issue in the country

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday highlighted the energy, gas crisis and shortage faced by the country and highlighted the need for national consensus in this regard.

Speaking at a seminar under the name of ‘Sustainability, Security and Affordability of Natural Gas Supply in Pakistan’ in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan highlighted the gas crisis faced by the country stating that a unified national approach is required to effectively address the issue.

The premier noted that only 27 per cent Pakistanis use gas supplied via pipeline and the rest use LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) cylinders, which in fact is four per cent more expensive than the gas supplied through pipelines.

The premier expressed his gratitude independent power producers (IPPs) for agreeing and accepting government’s demands and terms to negotiate on contracts.

We’re relying on imported gas which adds to circular debt as it costs Rs 17 per unit, whereas its being sold at Rs 14 per unit, he added.