Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that there is abundance of natural gas reserves in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which could be utilized to overcome the energy crisis in the country and to put it on the path of development adding that at present the province is producing about 400 million cubic feet gas per day but even then there is often load shedding or low pressure of gas in the province.
He said that the Peshawar High Court has already ordered the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline company not to carry out load shedding in the province, and hence the company should comply with the orders of the esteemed court.
He expressed their views while talking to a delegation of all Pakistan CNG Association who called on him at his office and discussed with him matters related to investment by the association in hydel power generation sector in the province, problems and issues faced by the owners of CNG stations in the province and others matters of mutual interest.
The delegation was led by president of the association Mr. Ghayyas Paracha while other members of the delegation included Mr. Abid Hayat, Mr. Pervez Khattak, Mr. Noman Shah, Mr. Badshah Wazir, Mr. Abdur Rasheed and others.
Provincial Minister for C & W Mr. Yousaf Ayub and MPA, Khaliquzzaman were also present on the occasion. The Chief Minister assured the delegation that the provincial government would take steps on priority basis to solve their problems and redress their grievance; and would take up a case to that effect with the federal government.
Head of the delegation on behalf of the association expressed the interest to invest in the power sector in the province. The Chief Minster said that his government would not only encourage the investors but would also extend them all required facilities.