The Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum was assured by SNGPL that in coordination with the mover, the company will formulate a phase-wise priority plan for providing gas to areas identified in circles of Lora, Bakot, Baghan, Upper & Lower Galiyat so that work can be initiated at the earliest.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Senator Mohsin Aziz at the Parliament House and was attended by Senators Jahanzeb Jamaldini, Behramand Tangi, Salahuddin Tirmzi, Taj Afridi, Javed Abbasi, Dilawar Khan, Yousaf Badini, Shamim Afridi, Sardar Yaqoob Nasir, as well as senior officials from the ministry of petroleum and SNGPL.
Discussing the scheme for supplying gas to village Mohra Dhamial and Dhoke Sudan Jabbar road, Tehsil Gujar Khan against job numbers 17/35/010555 according to the originally approved location, the committee was told that the scheme was approved in 2018 and the pipes will not be moved to any other area and work will begin soon.
The committee was also briefed about the scheme for laying an additional 10″ diameter transmission line approved from Kheshghi to Charsada and from Charsada to Peshawar in order to overcome the issue of low gas pressure in Charsada Tangi Sherpao and surrounding areas with an extension of that line to the Tangi area.
Regarding the regularization of services of 13 engineers belonging to Balochistan by OGDCL, the committee was told that the contract employees will be given some relaxation in employment criteria but the test and interview procedure will have to be followed.
The committee was informed that a two-day extension will be given to people who haven’t applied till now for the test against regular posts, which will be held on 26 January. The committee asked OGDCL to report back after completing the recruitment process in a month’s time after the test.
The matter of outstanding payments for International Fabrication Company for replacement of 26″ diameter 15 km gas pipeline at Uch gas field in Dera Bugti and Dera Murad Jamali in Balochistan was also discussed. The committee heard OGDCL as well as the contractor and directed to hold a meeting between both parties and take the disputed issues to the board of OGDCL for resolution.