For an energy starved country like Pakistan, the discovery of an oil reserve in the eastern Potohar region near Jehlum is indeed good news. It is encouraging to note that the PML-N government is making the exploration of new oil fields a priority, and is taking solid measures to explore indigenous hydrocarbon resources for meeting the country’s growing energy demands. The government deserves the credit for spudding 73 wells during the current financial year. Similar efforts are need to discover more gas reserves for Pakistan’s survival.


Lahore, June 9.