Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that Pakistan may soon hit ‘jackpot’ in discovering a huge reserve of oil and gas.
“Just pray that our hopes and expectations from the offshore drilling being carried out by the ExxonMobil-led consortium prove to be true,” he said.
Amber Shamsi, the host of SAMAA TV’s programme Sawaal, said that the premier’s announcement has left the citizens wondering. She said this is the eighteenth attempt to find oil in seas.
“Over the past 40 years, many politicians have given us the news of discovering minerals in Pakistan.”
While people are keeping their hopes high to hear good news, they are also worrying that before PM Khan finds the reserves, the price increase will leave people in a miserable situation.
She revealed that the government has decided to increase electricity prices from Rs2 to Rs2.5 per unit, and the Sui Northern Gas has already requested for a 135% increase in prices.