OGRA amendment bill passed

The “Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021” has been unanimously passed by National Assembly Standing Committee on Cabinet Secretariat.

During the meeting the committee discussed the “The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021” and was briefed about the objectives of the proposed legislation by The Chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA)

It was explained to the committee that the amendment was brought to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)/Regasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) licensing and pricing under regulatory framework, which will also empower the OGRA to determine and notify the RLNG, sale price under the OGRA Ordinance.

The bill was read out clause by clause and was unanimously approved by the committee.

The committee met with MNA Kishwer Zehra in the chair and was attended by was attended by Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs; MNAs Saleem Rehman, Ali Nawaz Awan, Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood, Muhammad Hashim, Rasheed Ahmad Khan, Rana Iradat Sharif Khan, Shehnaz Saleem Malik, Seema Mohiuddin Jameeli, Roshanuddin Junejo, Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur, Mohsin Dawar, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, mover, additional secretary, Cabinet Division, and senior officers of the concerned departments.