No events of load shedding reported during elections: Sohail Wajahat

May 13, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Sohail Wajahat H. Siddiqui has said that we ensured continuous supply of Oil & Gas to the Power Sector due to which no events of load shedding reported during elections, says a press release.

He said that Oil & Gas was provided to the Power Sector according to their demand. ‘Oil & Gas Control Cell’, established in the Ministry of Petroleum remained operational round the clock these days to monitor the Oil & Gas supply during elections.

He said that he himself along with the senior officials of the Ministries supervised the provision of Oil & Gas to the power sector in order to make it sure that fuel to the power sector is being supplied according to their needs.

The Minister appreciated the efforts of the officers and staff of the ministry to maintain the supply of Oil & Gas during the elections and said that controlling load shedding during the election was a tough task but the officers and staff of the ministry make this it easy through sheer hard work and commitment.

He said that the ministry has proved that through better planning, management and efficient use of the available resources load shedding is controllable. He informed that cell will remain operational till the end of current week.

The Minister also informed that during last three weeks this ministry has managed to introduce a 90 million cubic feet of additional gas into the system, with a replacement value of US $ 550 million per annum. A road map has been prepared to add more gas into the system. This will help to improve the gas supply for domestic and commercial use.