PM constitutes committee on gas shortage for textile industry in Punjab

November 14, 2014

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has constituted a Committee, under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Finance Mr. Muhammad Ishaq Dar, for finalizing proposals for settlement of the issue of gas shortage for textile industry in Punjab during winter months.

Other members of the Committee include Ministers for Water & Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif; Petroleum & Natural Resources, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Textile Industry, Mr. Abbas Khan Afridi. In addition, representatives of textile industry identified by government of Punjab would also be included in the committee along with any other member co-opted by the Chair.

The Committee has been tasked to propose mechanisms for sustainable gas supply to textile industry of Punjab in winter months, for addressing low pressure of gas for industry in Punjab and for resolution of any other relevant issue.

The Committee shall initiate work immediately and shall submit its report on urgent basis.