Unearthing independent schemes


A Parliamentary panel on Friday directed the Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) to initiate independent development schemes in the Sindh to avoid the duplication of the amount.
Meeting of the National Assembly sub-committee on Petroleum and Natural resources held under the chair of Nawab Ali Wassan in which development and welfare schemes carried out by the oil and gas producing companies in Sindh were discussed.
During the meeting officials of OGDCL told the committee that company disbursed more than 320 million rupees for infrastructure development in different areas of Sindh. Officials told that hundred million were spent to establish disaster center in Mirpur Mathelo while 465 million spent for petroleum training center to award technical training to the youngsters.
Officials informed that for 2012-13 seven million would be spent to provide free medical facilities to the people of Tando Adam, Bobi Kunar, Qadir pur and other areas. They told that 880 million rupees would be utilized to different projects of gas supply to different areas.
Officials said that in several areas of province projects of education and health were initiated in collaboration of government. Standing committee directed the MD OGDCL to continue the projects separately as it would be helpful to avoid doubling of funds.