Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry said that the names of some bigwigs have appeared in the ongoing inquiry for gas overbilling. He added that the details of the probe will be shared soon with the public.
While briefing the media, Fawad said that the issue of inflated gas bills has been prevailing since 2016-17, has affected 3.2 million individuals. The government is reimbursing Rs. 2.5 billion to consumers who were overbilled.
The information minister further revealed that an organized network is behind this malpractice. Domestic consumers had to suffer while big companies were awarded gas connections.
Speaking on agriculture, the minister told that in the past eight years, the government expenditure on agriculture reduced by 60 percent. However, the government will put special focus on the agricultural sector in the next five years, he said.
Chaudhry said that the government is taking measures regarding the production of oilseeds. He underlined the need for an awareness campaign on limiting the cooking oil use.
The federal minister also said that the government plans to work in the livestock and fisheries, which will strengthen the economy.
He further announced to reorganize the National Information Technology Board (NITB). The government is making NITB independent.