Federal, Balochistan Govts agree to amicably resolve energy issues

February 20, 2020 Off By Web Desk

Federal and Balochistan Governments have agreed to amicably resolve energy issues pending between the two governments.

The understanding was reached during a meeting chaired by Adviser on Finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh in Islamabad on Thursday.

Balochistan Government was represented by Secretary Energy Department, while Minister for Energy and the Adviser to the PM on Petroleum were representing Federal Government.

Various issues regarding extension of lease of gas fields of Balochistan, rights and share of Government of Balochistan in the new and old oil and gas exploration business and other issues were discussed in the meeting.

Gas allocation to power plants and the creation of training fund for Balochistan were also discussed.

For creating a training fund, it was decided that the matter shall be resolved within fortnight.

It was further decided that representatives of both governments will hold further meetings with representatives of the Law Division for expert advice and firm up proposals with consensus that could benefit both the Federal and Provincial Governments without violating the spirit of the18th Constitutional Amendment.

Source: Radio Pakistan