Ministry of petroleum Friday claimed that a new gas reservoir was discovered in the Kirthar Foldbelt Sukhpur and during the production testing gas flowed from this reserve was at 33 million cubic feet per day. Petroleum ministry in a statement informed that Eni Pakistan in joint venture with the PPL and KUFPEC has made a new discovery of the gas reservoirs. This newly discovered gas reserve is located in the Sukhpur block, 270km north of Karachi.

, which would be appraised and sub-sequentially be commercialised through an early production scheme, making possible the gas supply within three years.