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No Additional Burden of Gas Tariff on Masses: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Friday ruled out any increase in the gas tariff.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, she said, had a clear stance that no additional burden would be shifted to the gas consumers, rather steps would be taken to facilitate them under the recently announced economic relief package.

Dr Firdous, in video message, said the prime minister while chairing a high level meeting on the energy sector, directed Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan not to put the burden of gas prices on the consumers and defer any such increase in the tariff.

She said the meeting decided to introduce institutional reforms in the gas sector and take various steps to resolve the problems of gas consumers.