Pakistan is a country blessed by Allah as far as minerals and other resources are concerned. The Mari Petroleum Company, a joint venture of the government and the Fauji Foundation, has announced a significant gas and condensate discovery, with estimated reserves of about 20 billion cubic feet (BCF) in Sajawal district of Sindh. This discovery would result in the expansion of the hydrocarbon potentials for further exploration thus opening up the country prospects of tapping into new reservoirs in the region. This is excellent news for Pakistan, as the country is dealing with power shortage right now but we see a bright future ahead as gas prospects will reduce the energy burden. As the exploration work continues it is hoped that more discoveries like this are made very soon.
AMJAD KHAN,
Lahore,May 14.