PM emphasizes utilization of country’s immense natural resources

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has underlined the need for taking more steps to fully utilize the potential of country's immense natural resources.

Chairing a high-level meeting to review performance of Petroleum Division in Islamabad today, he said road infrastructure needs to be improved to access the natural resources.

The Prime Minister directed to take strict measures against illegal mining. He also instructed to complete all legal requirements at the earliest for appointment of the head of Oil and Gas Development Authority.

On the occasion, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar was given detailed briefing regarding the performance of the Petroleum Division.

The meeting was informed that apart from exploring more natural resources in country, the Petroleum Division is working on a program to increase oil and gas production in the country. It was further briefed that projects related to laying down pipelines are being prioritized to supply oil and gas from various reservoirs.

The meeting was apprised that Petroleum Division is preparing a Mineral Sector Development Framework for exploration of oil and gas. It was told that a significant progress is being witnessed to promote foreign investment in mining sector.

Source: Radio Pakistan