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Power sector reform is government’s top priority: Prime Minister


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

07th Dec, 2020. 08:17 pm
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Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has on Monday directed to take all essential steps to bring more improvement in the energy sector.

Chairing a meeting in Islamabad, which reviewed reforms in the energy sector, PM Imran said that the masses should be regularly informed by the government on issues related to the power sector as the reform process in the energy sector is the top priority of the government.

All the stakeholders must fulfill their responsibilities in this regard within the stipulated period, PM Imran said.

The Prime Minister said a mechanism be evolved so that the subsidy on electricity is only available to the poor and deserving people.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting in Islamabad today regarding setting up of a coastal oil refinery by Pak-Arab Refinery Company Limited (PARCO).

Imran Khan in his remarks termed the addition of PARCO refinery as a welcome step.

He said the completion of this project will not only enhance our capacity in this sector but also help achieve the capability to domestically produce petroleum-related products.

‘Pakistan Has Over 7 Million Drug Addicts,’ Reveals Prime Minister

Earlier in a day, PM Imran urged the people to stand against the drug menace and save the younger generation.

He urged the people to unite against the drug menace so that the younger generation can be saved from the scourge of drugs.

The premier also directed other ministries to play their role in drug prevention.

He said that drug addiction has become a curse for society, adding that the government has vowed to save Pakistani youth from the problem.

PM Imran further added that “Drugs are silent killers. Unfortunately, this problem has penetrated schools and colleges. We have to collectively fight this problem.”

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