ISLAMABAD: The Khyber Pukhtunkhwa government has demanded of the federal government to allocate 14.82 per cent share of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the province.
The province has also demanded the extension of the LNG pipeline from Lahore to Peshawar, an official source revealed. “We didn’t ask for anything extra rather asked the federal government to provide us the provincial share in the NFC award,” the official maintained.
Although the government had convened a meeting, to be chaired by federal secretary for petroleum and natural resources on Monday, to resolve the issue but it was postponed, the official said, adding that the meeting will be rescheduled again.
The federal government will be paying for the LNG terminals and pipeline from the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC), and since all the provinces are contributing to the funds therefore every province must have share in the imported LNG, the official added.
The federal government plans to construct two gas-fired power plants (each having 1000MW to 1,200MW capacity) in the districts of Kasur and Jhang, while the government of Punjab is set to establish a similar project at Bhiki, a small town located on Sheikhupura-Faisalabad road.
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