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NA Standing Committee on Energy meets
Thursday, 26th December, 2019

Islamabad the 26th December, 2019: 6th meeting of the Standing Committee on Energy was held in Constitution Room (Old Committee Room No.5), Parliament House, at 10:30 am under the Chairmanship of Dr. Imran Khattak, MNA. The agenda of the meeting is circulated vide Notice No. F.3 (1)/2019-Com-I Vol-II dated 18th  December, 2019.

2.  The Chairman and Members of the Standing Committee on Energy expressed annoyance on the continuous load shedding of Gas in different parts of the country. The Ministry said that due to the current cold spell, the consumption of the Gas has been increased and the companies have to adjust the Gas supply to the domestic consumers as well as to the Power sector, in spite of the fact that 11.6% of more Gas has been injected in the system. The Committee directed the Secretary and concerned officials to address the concerns of the people on priority. The Committee asked the Secretary to address the concerns of Elected Representatives regarding their development schemes. The Committee directed the Ministry to complete the process of shifting the Head Office of SNGPL to Islamabad without any further delay.

3. The Committee was angered on the absence of Secretary Power Division and officers without any justification or reason. The Committee took exception of it and referred the matter to the Honourable Speaker as it tantamounts to the breach of privilege of the Standing Committee as well as the Parliament.  

4. MNA’s Mr. Junaid Akber, Malik Anwar Taj, Mr. Noor Alam Khan, Mr. Shahid Ahmed, Sardar Talib Hassan Nakai, Mr. Khurram Dastagir Khan, Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Sardar Muhammad Irfan Dogar, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Shazia Marri, Mr. Zahid Akram Durrani & Mover of the Bills Syed Agha Rafiullah, MNA & Syed Fakhar Imam, MNA and Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Division along with senior officers of the relevant departments attended the meeting.