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PM Imran Khan directs mechanism for subsidized electricity to poor

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that a mechanism be evolved so that the subsidy on electricity is only available to the poor and deserving people. 

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad on Monday that reviewed reforms in the Energy Sector, the prime minister directed to take all necessary steps to bring further improvement in the Energy Sector.

The prime minister said that all the stakeholders must fulfill their responsibilities in this regard within the stipulated period.

The meeting was attended by the Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar, the Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Syed Shibli Faraz, the Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan, the Prime Minister’s Adviser for Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Petroleum Division Nadeem Babar, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Power Tabish Gouhar, and other Senior Officials.

Separately, Prime Minister Imran Khan also presided over a meeting regarding the setting up of a Coastal Oil Refinery by the Pak-Arab Refinery Company Limited (PARCO).

The meeting was informed that work on the setting up of the refinery will be started in a year time.

In his remarks, the prime minister termed the addition of PARCO refinery as a welcome step.

The prime minister said that the completion of the project will not only enhance our capacity in the sector but also help achieve the capability to domestically produce petroleum-related products.

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