LAHORE - The Punjab government is likely to invite tenders for laying the pipeline from Karachi to Punjab for the supply of LNG that will be imported to provide cheap source of fuel to the citizens. After completion of tendering and bidding process, the work on the proposed LNG project can be initiated.

Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) is fast attaining currency world wide as the cheapest source of fuel and its availability at massive scale can largely meet the energy needs in the social and economic sectors including health, education, industry, and agriculture. The use of NLG will be besides the others means the government is employing to meet the energy shortfall in the country. Turkish company Global Energy Infrastructure, offered to make investment in this project that would need laying down of a pipeline from gas terminal Karachi to Punjab. The Punjab government has welcomed the Turkish company offer.

While presiding over a meeting to discuss energy crisis and the proposed project of LNG on Thursday the Chief Minister said Pakistan is a poor country and the government wants to complete low-cost energy projects with its limited resources. The CM said that in view of the seriousness of the energy crisis, efforts are being made for generation of power from LNG in addition to other sources. Provincial Minister for Energy Sher Ali Khan, Chairman Turk company Global Energy Infrastructure Ahmet Caliskan, head of Supply and Trading Wing Alexander Shamatok and other officers concerned were also present on the occaison.

The CM said that talks with federal institutions are necessary regarding various aspects of the proposed project.

Chairman Global Energy Infrastructure Ahmet Caliskan said that his company wants to cooperate with Pakistan in resolving energy crisis.