ISLAMABAD (APP) - Special Committee of Public Accounts Committee on Wednesday was informed that different government organisations owe Rs 24 billion to Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL). The committee, met under the chair of Zahid Hamid reviewed audit reports of Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources of the year 1990-92 and 2000-01. The committee was apprised the country is yet under burden of Rs 235 billion circular debt reasoning the power shortfall across the country. The committee directed ministry of petroleum and natural resources for concrete steps to steer the country out of current power crisis. PAC further directed that every possible step should be taken for better financial management and the ministry should surrender its surplus budget well in time. Managing Director PPL Khalid Rehman told the committee that different government entities including Sui Northern Gas Pipeline, Sui Southern Gas Pipeline and WAPDA are yet to pay Rs24b to PPL. Additional Secretary Ministry of Petroleum and Natural resources informed the committee that circular debt has surged to Rs235B and the ministry has made all out efforts to get rid of it. Later, talking to the newsmen, MD Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Rashid Lone said the SNGPL is yet to receive seven to eight billion rupees from WAPDA and Rs 11 billion from different gas producing companies. Lone said two billion rupees are receivable from Pakistan Railways, Parliament House, different hospitals and the other government organisations. He said gas load management plan will start from November,15 and Economic Coordination Committee of the cabinet will give the final nod to the plan. To a question, he said CNG stations and different industrial units will fall under this plan however domestic consumer will be exception to this.