Cabinet Sub-Committee meeting on Pakistan Gas Import Projects held

Islamabad: A meeting of the Sub-Committee of the ECC on Pakistan Gas Import Projects was held today in the Committee Room of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Asim Hussain, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources and attended by Nawab Aslam Raisani, Chief Minister Baluchistan, Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Minister for Science and Technology, Mr. Ghous Bux Khan Mahar, Minster for Privatization, Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, Minister for Textile Industry and Dr. Nadeem ul Haq, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission among other members.

2. The Committee deliberated the agenda which comprised matters relating to Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project and Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project.

3. On TAPI project, the meeting authorized Interstate Gas Systems (ISGS) of Pakistan to execute the TAPI Gas Sale Purchase Agreement with Turkmenistan and called for early implementation.

4. As for IP project, the committee expressed its satisfaction on overall progress of the project and resolved to implement the project as per agreed timelines. The committee directed Ministry of Petroleum and ISGS to ensure all efforts for timely completion of the project.

For more information, contact:
Dr. Asim Hussain
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources
Room No. 301, 3rd Floor, A block Pak Secretariat
Islamabad.
Phone: + (92-51) 9210220
Fax: + (92-51) 9206416
E-mail: minister@mpnr.gov.pk

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