PM orders ’emergency’ measures to address energy, petroleum woes

Pakistan Today/06-03-2020

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ordered to devise an emergency programme to address the energy and petroleum sectors’ challenges and to ensure that the reformation process puts minimum burden on the common man. “The common man would not be made to bear the brunt of an inefficient and corrupt system, which has been enforced for years,” he remarked while presiding over a meeting to review the measures being taken to improve the efficiency of state-owned institutions. Energy Minister Umar Ayub Khan, Planning Minister Asad Umar, Privatization Minister Muhammad Mian Soomro, Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Adviser on Finance Dr, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and SAPM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar attended the meeting. The meeting was apprised of the administrative reforms in the auxiliary institutions of the ministries of petroleum and energy during the last 18 months, rise in revenue, and the measures taken to improve the overall performance of these institutions.