NADEEM MALIK LIVE
TOPIC- NANDIPUR PROJECT, CORRUPTION
GUESTS- SAEED GHANI, ARIF ALVI, SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI
SAEED GHANI OF PML-N said that CCI meeting is supposed to be held every three months but PML-N government never called for it of its own. He said that Sindh government demands are often not included in the agenda of the meeting if did are defer for some reason. He said that when asked to the government that how LNG is being imported without any agreement it was said that private companies are importing it. He said that the government is saying that a fertilizer factory that is using gas for rupees five hundred will used imported gas for two and half thousand rupees. He questioned that if the owners of the factories are insane that they will bear more expenses.
He said that Saif U Rehman is behind every contract the government is signing. He said that the agreement NHA has signed with China Saif U Rehman signatures are on the papers.
He said that the government banned solar and wind energy plants in April but forgot to write the letter to CM Punjab about it.
He said that LNG rates were revised as well.
He said that if Imran Khan wants rangers to do accountability process he should pass a resolution in KPK assembly first.
ARIF ALVI OF PTI said that there is no transparency in the deal of LNG and neither any talk are going on at government to government level. He said that negotiations to import LNG are going on with four private companies and Qatar government is not part of it. He said that even fifty cents difference in the price will cost eight billion dollars extra. He said that Sindh produce seventy percent of the gas but it said by the government that fertilizer companies will buy expensive imported LNG.
He said that sis hundred MW two energy plants are under construction and Saif U Rehman Company is behind them. He said that the contract tom import LNG from Qatar is allotted to Saif U Rehman Company too. He said that tender for LNG import was given just a day before and only Saif U Rehman Company applied for it. He said that Saif U Rehman signatures are on JETTI but the government was trying to conceal it.
SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI OF PML-N said that the points Murad Ali Khan raised in his press conference today have been highlighted many times before. He said that the share of gas of Sindh is intact Sui Southern gas has been decreased. He said that the target of the government to import LNG is twenty six containers but it will be imported more than its target. He said that if we will import more than twenty six containers its price will come down considerably.
He said that Saif U Rehman is a citizen of Pakistan and there is no restriction on him that he can not invest in the country.