PM Abbasi arriving in Naushahro Feroze today


NAUSHAHRO FEROZE Oct 7 (TNS): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is arriving here today to attend lunch hosted by Minister for Industries and Production Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi.

The prime minister will arrive in Naushahro Feroze via helicopter and then will be driven to the minister’s residence in New Jatoi amid tight security.

Abbasi is expected to announce a special package for the district.

On Friday, the premier chaired a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet at the Prime Minister’s office and approved several projects.

The meeting approved a proposal submitted by the Commerce Ministry to allocate additional quantity of 12 million kilograms of surplus tobacco to all the tobacco companies and dealers on pro-rata basis.

The ECC also approved a proposal to deregulate the margins on High-Speed Diesel for the Oil Marketing Companies (OMC) and dealers under the policy of liberalization and deregulation. The impact of the policy would be reviewed after three months.

It was also decided that OMCs would add Fuel Marker in HSD within six months at depot stage to avoid adulteration.

It was decided that Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) would develop a mechanism to monitor the OMCs’ commercial stock position, the dealers inventory system and Fuel Marker System.