ISLAMABAD  - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday directed the ministries of Water and Power and Petroleum to minimize the electricity and gas cuts, and ensure relief to public and industries.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh, Water and Power Minister Syed Naveed Qamar, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, Finance Secretary Abdul Wajid Rana and Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Nadeemul Haq to review energy situation in the country.

The meeting also discussed the government projects regarding expansion of capacity for provision of electricity, gas and alternate energy.

It also reviewed the ongoing projects including international investment in the energy sector.