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Winter of discontent looms as Musadik Malik warns of incoming gas crisis

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  • Government will import an additional 20 thousand ton of LPG, says Malik.
  • We are devising comprehensive plan for gas distribution in winters, he says. 
  • Musaddiq Malik says Pakistan will become self-sufficient in energy sector in coming three to four years.

State Minister for Petroleum Musadik Malik Wednesday warned of a severe gas crisis in coming winters, saying that the government “will try to provide gas during breakfast and meal times”.

“To meet the gas demand for domestic consumers of sui northern, 95mmcfd is required, however, only 68mmcfd will be available in winters. While we have the same situation for sui southern consumers,” said the state minister in a press conference.

Considering such a situation, Malik said that the government will try to provide gas to consumers during meal times only.

The state minister further said that government will import an additional 20,000 ton of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

“We are devising a comprehensive plan for gas distribution in winters and it will be announced shortly,” he added.

Malik claimed that Pakistan will become self-sufficient in the energy sector in the coming three to four years.

“Government will try to provide more relief to the masses in winter compared to last year as we are working on the reduction of electricity and gas prices,” he concluded.

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United Nations Validates Pakistan’s Position The UN report identifies TTP as the largest terrorist group operating in Afghanistan.

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The United Nations has confirmed Pakistan’s stance on the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). The World Body’s Sanctions Committee has declared that the TTP is the largest terrorist organization based in Afghanistan, receiving increasing assistance from the Afghan Taliban and terrorist organizations associated with Al Qaeda.

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Prime Minister Shehbaz and President Ilham have delivered a joint press statement, expressing their commitment to enhance bilateral investment between Pakistan and Azerbaijan by up to $2 billion.

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During their Joint Press Conference, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan expressed their dedication to enhancing trade and cooperation across all industries.

The Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, expressed his delight at his coming to Pakistan, stating that the people of Pakistan are quite excited about it.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif stated that Pakistan and Azerbaijan have a robust connection, with both countries having aligned perspectives on various regional and global matters.

The Prime Minister also discussed a substantial bilateral investment plan worth two billion dollars and acknowledged Azerbaijan’s hosting of cop-29, highlighting its advantages for poor nations.

President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan reaffirmed Pakistan’s endorsement of Azerbaijan’s position on the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and expressed gratitude for Azerbaijan’s backing of Pakistan’s stance on Jammu and Kashmir.

He declared that a group of experts will be sent to Pakistan to enhance the aesthetic appeal of Islamabad, taking inspiration from the city of Baku.

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The Prime Minister has instructed to expedite the development of a comprehensive plan for the privatisation of Pasco.

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During a meeting of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research and the Pakistan Agricultural Storage and Services Corporation (PASSCO), the Prime Minister instructed the preparation of a new plan by the federal government for purchasing wheat. This plan should be developed in consultation with the provinces, Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and other relevant institutions.

The assembly endorsed the reorganisation of the Wheat Board.

The Prime Minister emphasised the inclusion of farmers’ representatives, as well as representatives from the Land Information and Management System and SUPARCO, in the wheat board.

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