Sindh’s power minister Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh on Tuesday mentioned that the province solely has sufficient fuel reserves to final 12 years, including that the oil reserves are additionally step by step declining.
He claimed that Sindh’s fuel was being “plundered” and Sui Northern Gasoline Pipelines Restricted is being equipped fuel by Sindh’s pipelines.
Responding to numerous written and supplementary questions of members throughout Query Hour on Power Division within the Sindh Meeting, Imtiaz Sheikh mentioned that “gas will only be available in Sindh for another 12 to 15 years”.
He mentioned the state of affairs with oil is relatively higher with reserves for 15 to twenty years.
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Sheikh mentioned that the matter of regulation of oil and fuel reserves lies with the federation. In line with the Structure, the province from which the fuel originates has the primary proper to make use of it.
“We also wrote letters to the federal ministers. No attention is being paid to any article of the Constitution,” he mentioned.
The power minister mentioned that Sindh has 2,600 million cubic toes every day fuel. “We say give us our gas [first]. Whatever is left, give it to whomever wants it. Citizens are worried and the chief minister has written to the prime minister about this. We are tired of telling the federation again and again,” he mentioned.
Sheikh added: “We don’t care what the previous government did. Now the present federal government has the power. So it is your responsibility to solve the problems of the people.”
Criticizing the federal authorities for the ability outage on Sunday night time, he mentioned the nation was plunged into darkness “and only a 16th grade officer was suspended”.