Caretaker Federal Minister for Energy, Power and Petroleum Muhammad Ali said on Friday that work on Pak-Iran gas pipeline has been initiated.
He was talking to the newsmen after inaugurating Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) first Model Customer Service Centre at its Regional Office on Gurumangat Road in Lahore today.
It is pertinent to mention that a total 14 counters have been set up at the Model Customer Service Centre
He said that 20 per cent natural gas has been decreased as compared to last year, while the government would try to manage gas load-shedding in winter.
He clarified that the government could not provide gas on cheaper rates, after procuring at higher rates. He said that People would have to use the natural fuel wisely.
Responding to a query about Russian oil, the Energy Minister said that only one cargo had arrived on trial basis, but the problem was to refine it.
He informed that Pakistan Oil Refinery was refining 46,000 tons of oil monthly basis , while demand was many times higher.
He said that government is working on importing more Russian oil, resolving the refinery issues, and making efforts to provide maximum relief to people.
The minister said that taxpayers are feeding only 9 per cent to GDP of Pakistan, which is one of the lowest in the world added that people would get relief only if tax collection improves.