Prime Minister directs Petroleum ministry to ensure fuel supply to Thermal Power Plants
Islamabad, February 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has directed the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to ensure uninterrupted supply of fuels (gas and oil) to thermal Power Plants and prepare a comprehensive plan in this regard.
The Prime Minister gave this direction in a meeting to review the energy situation in the country at PM’s House this afternoon.
The Prime Minister said that every effort should be made to ensure maximum generation so that minimum load management can be resorted to.
The Prime Minister also directed the Ministry of Water and Power to put up its future roadmap reflecting the generation plan, requirements of energy fuel and conservation to augment the government’s commitment for reducing the load shedding hours in the country.
The meeting reviewed the overall energy situation in the country. Those who attended the meeting include Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Minister for Water and Power, Dr. Asim Hussain, Advisor on Petroleum and Natural Resources and other senior officials.
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