22 million tonnes of oil being consumed in Pakistan, says PM

Economic growth is being experienced in the country and many projects are underway, says PM


Web Desk June 12, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif unveils the plaque of Byco Oil Refining Complex II at Lasbela, Balochistan on Friday, June 12, 2015. PHOTO: PID

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the inauguration ceremony of the Hub Oil Refinery Friday confirmed that oil production in the country was insufficient.

"Oil has become a basic need in present day and 22 million tonnes of oil is being consumed in the country," the premier announced.

Despite insufficient oil production in the country, the prime minister lauded the economic growth being experienced in the country as well as the numerous projects underway to promote growth.

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Commenting on the law and order situation in Balochistan, PM Nawaz assured that the province would become a safer place with ongoing efforts and added that all those responsible for creating upheaval in the country would be caught.



Similarly, "The Karachi Operation started in September 2013 and it is still ongoing, and we intend to continue until we eradicate terrorism from the country," he said.

The premier noted that peace was important for the prosperity of the nation as well as for growth in the economy.

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With reference to the Karachi bus attack, PM Nawaz said that all those responsible have been caught and "we are hopeful that our courts will do their job to bring justice."

With Operation Zarb-e-Azb ongoing, the premier noted that much success had been attained in the operations.

COMMENTS (3)

Pakistan | 6 years ago | Reply 22 million tonnes of oil being consumed in Pakistan, says PM. YES 20 million by you and your Parliamentarians and 2 million by rest of Pakistan.
AF | 6 years ago | Reply Your government takes a big cut of tax in that oil consumption Mr. PM. Only your government related departments are enjoying free oils even for their personal uses. People don't get oil for free. So stick this to yourself not on people.
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