New LNG Deal Likely to be Part of PM’s Qatar Visit Agenda

The committees will be formed to tackle the issues pertaining to various ministries during the visit of the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to Qatar. The visit is expected to strengthen bilateral ties and sign agreements, including talks on a new LNG deal for Pakistan’s gas industry.

The committee for Power, Petroleum, Aviation, and other sectors would comprise Minister for Defence, former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM), Jehanzeb Khan, would be its chairman.

Additional committee members include Mussadik Masood Malik, Secretary of State for Petroleum, and NFSR Secretary.

The PM has instructed SAPM Syed Tariq Fatemi and Foreign Secretary, Sohail Ahmed, to attend all committee meetings. According to the sources, the Minister of Commerce has been designated as the chairman of the committee charged with hiring security personnel for the upcoming FIFA Cup.