Pakistan can only prosper under democratic setup: PM


JHANDIAL (Fatehjang), :Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Friday said Pakistan could only progress and prosper under a democratic setup as technocrat and undemocratic forms of governance had failed to deliver in the past.Addressing a ceremony after the inauguration of the Jhandial Gas Field here near Fatehjang, he said the government would continue to pursue the dynamic policies of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and take the country forward on a path of progress and prosperity. He said the people of Pakistan would decide in 2018 as to who could serve them better in the days ahead, and took the country forward.The Prime Minister, who earlier held the portfolio of Minister for Petroleum, said the discovery at Jhandial was a very large discovery in Punjab after a long time, and hoped more successful discoveries would be possible in the near future.Prime Minister Abbasi said Rs.15 billion had been invested in the Jhandial field by the Pakistan Oil Fields and Attock Oil and made the discovery at 18500 feet, one of the deepest wells in the country. He said the gas field promised reserves of at least 292 billion standard cubic feet of gas and 23 million barrels of oil per annum. He said the field would produce 21 million cubic feet per day gas equivalent to the needs for Rawalpindi and Islamabad. He said the field would also produce 2550 barrels per day and 50 tonnes

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