ISLAMABAD: Senate Sub-Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources on Tuesday expressed reservation over the delay in establishing a Oil Refinery in Kohat Division, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The committee met here in Parliament House in the chairmanship of Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash.
Member of the committee Senator Osman Saifullah Khan was also present on the occasion.
The meeting was also attended by Secretary Petroleum and Natural Resources Arshad Mirza, Director General Petroleum
Concession Saeedullah Khan, DG Gas Qazi Muhammad Salim, DMD SNGPL Amjad Latif, MD OGDCL Muhammad Rafeh, GM PSO Khawar Abbas, GM PPL Sultan Maqsood, DC Karrak Karrak Shoib Jadoon, DC Hangu Naeem Anwar Sadozai, Regional Advisor MOL Alli Abbas, DPO Karak and SP Kohat Division.
The committee decided to raise the issue of oil refinery with the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, adding that there was no progress on the oil refinery.
Convener of the committee said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would provide 400 acres land for establishing the oil refinery.
The sub committee decided to write to Chief Secretary KPK regarding gas and oil theft.
The committee directed SP Karrak, Hangu and Kohat to take strict action against elements involved in gas theft.
The committee also decided to move privilege motion against DCO Kohat for not attending the committee meeting.
Senator Abdul Nabi Bangash directed OGDCL, PPL, SNGPL and MOL to prefer local residents in jobs.
The representatives of Exploration and Production companies said that they give preference to the area people in unskilled jobs, adding that they also consider employing qualified persons against skilled jobs from the area whenever such qualified persons are available.