Pakistan importing the cheapest LNG: PM Abbasi


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbassi has said that the government had addressed chronic energy problems of the country keeping in view requirements of the next fifteen years.
He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the inauguration of gas pumping station at Rahimanbad near Sadiqabad today (Saturday).
The Prime Minister pointed out that when the PML (N) assumed power, gas-powered power and fertilizer plants were shut and gas was not available to CNG stations and the industries.
“We inherited these problems but simultaneously started projects to address the shortage of gas and power in the country”, he said.
Today, he said the power plants were operational and producing cheap electricity from the imported LNG.
The Prime Minister said the country was importing the cheapest LNG when compared with any other country.
Abbassi said PML (N) did not believe in the politics of promises or mudslinging on others but in the politics of serving masses.
“We constructed a vast network of motorways spanning over 1800 kilometers over the last four and a half years”, the Prime Minister added.
He said the process of providing two million new gas connections to the consumers based on merit would also be achieved before the next elections.
The Prime Minister was confident that the ruling party would win next general elections on the basis of its economic achievements and addressing the problems faced by the people.
About the gas pumping project, the Prime Minister said it is the first time in the country’s history that a pipeline of forty two inch in diameter has been laid in a record period of less than two years.
He said this was the project, which would provide gas to the areas of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


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