Imtiaz A Shaikh asks MNCs to comply with PCA.


KARACHI -- Sindh Minister for Energy, Imtiaz A Shaikh has asked national and multi-national companies engaged in oil and gas exploration activities in the province to ensure

compliance to Petroleum Connection Agreement (PNC), providing 50%

jobs to the residents of the areas surrounding the fields.

In a meeting with the representatives of concerned companies, the minister assured continuity of all relevant facilities and foolproof security of fields allocated to them, he said companies presently engaged in oil and gas exploration

must provide 50% jobs to the locals belonging to areas where the

plants are functional.

He said as per terms of the PNC, areas from where oil and gas are already being extracted required the licensed companies to not only provide jobs to the area people but also get themselves actively involved in social welfare schemes.

"As per their corporate social responsibilities (CSR) the concerned companies must also help establishing schools, vocational training centres besides supporting basic healthcare facilities in their respective areas of activity," said the

provincial minister.

He also urged for the efforts to provide potable water to the people with equal attention towards their sports and recreational needs.

The meeting also attended by the representatives of Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL), Oil Gas Development (OGDC), United Energy-Pakistan (UEP), Petroleum Exploration Private Ltd (PEL), Marri Petroleum Company Ltd (MPCL), Poland Gas and Oil Exploration Company and others...

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