Govt in active consultation with all political parties

Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qamar has said tough decisions would have to be taken to surmount the energy crisis and to control evasion of tax.

The government is in active consultation with all political parties in this regard, he added.

This he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a medical dispensary on Sunday, built at a cost of Rs 8.5 million in village Wasee Malook Shah in Tando Muahmmad Khan district.

He said the government of Pakistan People Party was bravely confronting all challenges including war against terrorism, financial crisis and rehabilitation of flood hit people.

Naveed reiterated that the PPP government was following the politics of reconciliation despite acrimony among some of its partners.

He maintained that they were fulfilling the promises of provision of basic facilities and utilities made by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto.

He strictly directed the officials carrying out the development projects to ensure timely completion of the plans but without compromising the quality of work.

Managing Director Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), DCO TM Khan Ali Ahmed Lund and party leaders of PPP also addressed the ceremony.

Earlier, the federal minister inaugurated Rs 7.4 milion gas supply scheme to village Ghulam Hussain Soomro and electrification scheme of Ammu Veesar village.

Besides electrification of 225 villages, gas supply to 89 villages in TM Khan at the cost of Rs 530 million.