PM for immediate gas supply from newly discovered reservoirs in NW

He directed the mobilization of fire brigade on an urgent basis immediately to extinguish the fire. He also urged the Ministry of Climate Change to present a comprehensive strategy to prevent such incidents in Islamabad and Margalla hills in the future.

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday directed for immediate supply of gas to the public from the recently discovered reservoirs in the erstwhile tribal areas of North Waziristan.
The prime minister accorded his approval to immediate supply of gas from Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The area is estimate to have gas reservoirs of about 1 trillion cubic feet. The direction was issued to overcome the paucity of energy in the country and to extend immediate relief to the masses.
The prime minister issued direction during a meeting with Chairman Fauji Foundation Group Waqar Ahmed Malik and CEO Mari Petroleum Company Limited Faheem Haider. Minister for Petroleum Senator Dr Musadiq Malik and secretary petroleum were also present during the meeting.
The prime minister was given a briefing over the newly discovered gas reservoirs in North Waziristan district and the overall gas demand and supply in the country.
The prime minister also summoned recommendations over the development of the area, social welfare, education and health.
The relevant authorities were asked to submit a plan for provision of relief to the residents and their children, living in these areas where new reservoirs had been discovered. Meanwhile, taking notice of the forest fire in Sector H-12 of the capital, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to take emergency measures.
The prime minister stressed immediate steps to evacuate the people from the affected area.
He directed the mobilization of fire brigade on an urgent basis immediately to extinguish the fire.
He also urged the Ministry of Climate Change to present a comprehensive strategy to prevent such incidents in Islamabad and Margalla hills in the future.

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