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Untimely action caused gas crisis in the country: Shaukat Tarin

Shaukat Tareen said that if gas cargo had been taken on time, there would not have been any crisis. (Photo: Arab News)

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin has said that the gas crisis in the country was caused due to untimely action as cargoes were not received on time.

According to details, Shaukat Tarin while talking in an interview said that the government did not take timely steps, therefore the gas crisis came, which was supposed to take cargo, was not taken. As time went on, gas became more expensive in the international market, he maintained. 

Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin said that international gas prices are expected to decline in December this year or January next year. The government is taking steps to reduce the gas crisis, he added.

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It is to be noted that billions of rupees are being lost to domestic industries due to gas cuts. Earlier, FPCCI President Mian Nasir Hayat Magun expressed deep concern and frustration over the government’s decision to suspend the supply of gas to non-export industries, saying that the move would cost billions of rupees. 

Two days ago, Mian Nasir Hayat Magun asked the government why no advance arrangements were made. However, everyone in the government was well aware that there would be severe gas shortages in the winter months.

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