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PM for taking all necessary steps to overcome energy shortfall

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday directed to take all necessary steps for overcoming the energy crisis being faced by the country.He said this while chairing a high level meeting to review the energy situation here at the Prime Minister House.The meeting was also attended by Minister for Finance, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Information, Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister of State for Privatization, Eng. Khurrum Dastgir and Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali.The Prime Minister was briefed that through implementation of an effective monitoring and checking system, line losses have been reduced.

He was informed that speedy work is in progress on projects initiated by the Ministry of Water and Power to increase production and ensure efficiency in the transmission system.

The Prime Minister directed that necessary steps must be taken so that the issue of circular debt does not arise again.

The Prime Minister was informed that LNG import from next year would help in reducing gas load-shedding in the country.

He was informed that prices for LNG imports are being negotiated in a transparent manner and efforts are being made to make cheaper LNG available for local consumers.

The meeting was also attended by Secretary Petroleum, Abid Saeed, Secretary Water and Power, Saifullah Chattha and other senior officials.

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