Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline still not implemented due to international sanctions: Khaqan

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday informed the National Assembly that the Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline Project is still not implemented due to international sanctions.
During the question hour, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the House that despite depletion, overall indigenous oil and gas production has increased. He said that ninety-one discoveries of oil and gas have been made during the tenure of present government which is a record.
To a question, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said steps are being taken to launch new gas supply schemes.
Replying to a question, Law Minister Zahid Hamid told the House that election reforms are at final stage and hoped that these will be in place before the next general elections.
The Minister hoped that promulgation of the Election Act, 2017 would simplify the laws and strengthen the electoral process.
Answering a question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad told the House that the government is committed to ensure human rights of all citizens as envisaged under the Constitution. He said that action plan for human rights approved by the Prime Minister last year is being implemented.

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