20 Sep 2021, 16:55
Update : 20 Sep 2021, 16:59

JS committee asks to bring gas subscribers under pre-paid services 

  DHAKA, Sept 20, 2021 (BSS) - Parliamentary Standing Committee on the 
Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources today recommended to bring 
all gas subscribers under pre-paid meter services as soon as possible.

  The committee made this recommendation at its 19th meeting held at the 
Jatiya Sangsad (JS) here with committee Chairperson Wasiqa Ayesha Khan in the 

  The committee also has recommended for taking necessary action in realizing 
arrears of six gas distribution companies under the Petrobangla. 

  Even the real and financial progress report of the ongoing projects running 
under the Power and Mineral Resources division also has been asked to place 
before the committee in the next meeting, according to an official release of 
the parliament secretariat here today. 

  Committee members State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources 
Nasrul Hamid, M Ali Asgar, M Nurul Islam Talukder, M Aslam Hossain Sawdagar, 
Mosammat Khaleda Khanam and Nargis Rahman participated in the meeting.

  At outset of the meeting, the committee members paid respect and sought 
eternal peace of the departed souls of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu 
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, their family 
members and other martyred on the fateful night of August 15 in 1975, all the 
martyrs including four national leaders and peoples who had been died in the 
Covid-19 pandemic throughout the country. 

  Officials from the Power, Energy and Mineral Resources ministry including 
senior secretary of the Power and Energy division, among others, took part in 
the meeting.

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