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Nawaz to form cabinet committee on energy

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting at the PM office to review the energy situation. The meeting lasted for over three hours .

The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Information Senator Pervez Rashid, Adviser on Water and Power Dr Musadiq Malik, representatives of private sector, experts and senior officials.

The meeting decided to constitute a Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) which will be chaired by prime minister while ministers for finance, water and power, petroleum and natural resources and chief minister Punjab will be its members. The CEE will meet fortnightly and take decisions on matters relating to the entire power chain, including generation and distribution.

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