Government to announce new comprehensive petroleum policy within few weeks

Lahore: The government is working on a new comprehensive petroleum policy which will be announced within next few weeks, says Petroleum & Natural Resources Minister Dr. Asim Hussain.

Talking to newsmen Thursday at Wagha border on return from New Delhi where he had bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart on Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India TAPI gas pipeline project transit fee, Dr Asim said government is taking all necessary measures for provision of gas to domestic consumers in the country.

Minister said LPG should be alternative common man’s fuel. He said government will have to gradually work for conversion of CNG vehicles on alternative fuel. About Pak-Iran gas pipeline, he said work would be done on the project according to schedule.

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