Cabinet meeting on energy crisis underway

Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday headed a special cabinet meeting to tackle the issues of energy and gas shortage.

According to sources, the cabinet committee on energy will give the suggestions to deal with the situation and to take the financial measures while Minister for Petroleum and Natural resources Dr Asim Hussain will brief on the issues relating to gas shortage in the country.

Earlier, Prime Minister said the government has been working on all alternative sources of energy. The Prime Minister said the policy of Independent Power Producers (IPP) was sabotaged by Saifur Rehman when there was a need for consistency in the energy policy.He said in winter, the power generation is less due to reduced inflow of water in rivers.