New Petroleum Policy in offing: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the government is working on a new petroleum policy offering incentives to foreign exploration and production companies and removing impediments in way of smooth and profitable business ventures.

Talking to a delegation led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kuwait Petroleum Shaikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah in Islamabad on Wednesday, the prime minister welcomed him and his delegation to Pakistan, and assured the government’s continued support to the company in their smooth business operations.

The prime minister highlighted various steps taken by the government for improving ease of doing business and facilitation of foreign investment. He observed that exploration remained a neglected area in the past.

Imran Khan appreciated company’s contribution towards imparting training to the local manpower in exploration and production sector.

Shaikh Nawaf Saud Al-Sabah briefed the prime minister about Kuwait Petroleum’s business ventures in Pakistan since 1980s in the area of exploration. He evinced keen interest in further expanding business activities in the Country.