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NA Standing Committee on Energy meets
Thursday, 24th August, 2017

Islamabad; August 24, 2017: The 43rd meeting of the Standing Committee on Energy was held under the Chairmanship of Ch. Bilal Ahmed Virk, MNA.

The meeting was started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Then, the Committee decided to proceed with the given agenda.

The Secretary, Ministry of Energy briefed the Committee about the performance of the Ministry after its re-organization. The Committee was also briefed about the following Bills:-

a.          “The Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Bill, 2017”; and

b.          “The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017”

After detail deliberation on the Bills, the Committee decided to re-consider the Bills in the next meeting.

The Committee also emphasized that the department may accord the approval from the concerned competent authority to implement the decisions of the Committee relating to the requisite approval for enhancement of domestic gas connections to new localities from 200 to 300 connections and also directed that the Ministry should take immediate actions on the recommendations/directions which were made by the Committee in the last meeting held on 10th July, 2017.

Malik Ihtebar Khan, Syed Muhammad Saqlain Bukhari, Mian Tariq Mehmood, Mr. Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Mr. Nawab Ali Wassan, Mr. Shehryar Afridi, Mr. Imran Khattak, Mr. Sajid Ahmed, Ms. Shahjehan Muneer Mangrio  MNAs attended the meeting. The meeting was also attended by Minister of state (Petroleum Division), Minister of State (Power Division) and senior officers of the Ministry of Energy.