Petroleum Conference 2024 ends with call to explore further oil and gas reserves in Pakistan


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar attended the Petroleum Conference 2024 as a Chief Guest today in Islamabad. Chief of Army Staff, General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M) was the guest of honour at the Conference.

Provincial Chief Ministers, Minister for Energy, Secretary Petroleum, Government representatives, policy makers, foreign and domestic investors from the Energy and Petroleum (E&P) sector and international delegates also attended the conference.

While addressing the Conference, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan was blessed with abundant natural resources. He emphasized the need for concerted efforts to explore onshore and offshore oil and gas reserves.

The Prime Minister affirmed Government’s readiness to contribute in infrastructure development, logistics, and security to bolster exploration and production efforts.

The Prime Minister further stated that the conference reflected a collective commitment to fully utilise the immense mineral potential of Pakistan, so as to ensure energy self-sufficiency and transform the Country into a regional exporter of energy.

He appreciated the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and the Federal Ministry of Energy for fostering an investor-friendly environment by streamlining regulations and procedures.

Mr. Ali Taha Al-Temimi, Country Manager, Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company appreciated unrelenting efforts of the Government of Pakistan in bringing the stakeholders together for formulating policy recommendations and boosting investment in the petroleum sector.

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