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Govt To Form Committee Over Distribution of Net Hydel Profit: Awan

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Govt To Form Committee Over Distribution of Net Hydel Profit: Awan

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday said the Council of Common Interests (CCI) has unanimously decided to install telemetry system at reservoirs for ensuring equitable distribution of water among the provinces.

The 41st CCI meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by all four chief ministers, decided to constitute a committee comprising water experts to formulate its recommendations in this regard and submit the same within a month.
Briefing the media here about the council’s decisions, Dr Firdous said the CCI discussed a 23-point agenda and took most of the decisions on pressing issues with consensus. The provincial representatives used their democratic right and gave input on all the issues, she said.

All the participants of the CCI meeting, she said, vowed to serve the people and provide them basic amenities. The year 2020 will prove to be the year of economic growth and complete eradication of polio from the country.

The council approved the petroleum exploration policy and reviewed Sindh’s concerns about the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG). It also postponed Chashma Right Bank Canal power project.

The CCI decided to constitute a high power committee to prepare recommendations regarding net hydel profit while another expert committee will be formed to submit technical advice on vital issues. The fixation of royalty for liquified petroleum gas (LPG) will be made on the basis of its sale/purchase price in consultation with the provinces.

The meeting also decided to take the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) into confidence for determining the tariff before starting any energy project.

The CCI decided to appoint skilled persons as chief executive of Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) in consensus with the provinces.

The meeting viewed that a uniform syllabus and uniform system of education, evolved in consultation with the provinces, should be implemented across the country.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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