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NA Standing Committee on Energy meets
Thursday, 7th September, 2017

Islamabad; 7th September, 2017. The Standing Committee on Energy meets in Conference Room of Oil & Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Blue Area, Islamabad this Afternoon with Ch. Bilal Ahmed Virk, MNA in the chair.

The Committee considered “The Regulation of Generation, Transmission and Distribution of Electric Power (Amendment) Bill, 2017” and “The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017” and directed that M/o Power may hold a meeting with concerned stake holders to remove lacunas in the purposed legislation if any, and report back to the Committee so that Committee could consider them accordingly. The Committee therefore, deferred both the Bills till its next meeting for further discussion.  

The Committee expressed concern over the termination of contractual employees by Gas distributing companies and pointed out that although the matter is pending before the Court for adjudication, the concerned authorities may reconsider their cases on humanitarian ground under existing legislation and treat them equally to avoid any discrimination.

The Committee directed that M/o Power may direct to all electric supply representatives to keep proper liaison with the Parliamentarian of their respective areas to make them aware about the completed, ongoing and proposed electric schemes of their consequences so that development schemes could be implemented in a real sense.

Besides Mr. Abid Sher Ali Minister of State for Energy, the following MNA’s attended the meeting. Malik Ihtebar Khan, MNA, Rana Afzaal Hussain, MNA, Mian Tariq Mehmood, MNA, Ch. Khalid Javaid Warraich, MNA, Ms. Shahjehan Muneer Mangrio, MNA, Mr. Shehryar Afridi, MNA, Dr. Imran Khattak, MNA, Mr. Abdul Waseem, MNA, Mr. Sajid Ahmed, MNA,