ISLAMABAD : Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed to further accelerate the process of reforms in the petroleum sector. The Prime Minister said this while talking to Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Babar, who was appointed on Wednesday last by Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet as head of a body that will explore various call options for hedging prices for the petroleum products imported by Pakistan. The Prime Minister said that it is important to bring improvement in the sector and provide relief to the masses. The special assistant apprised the Prime Minister of the progress made so far for reforms in petroleum sector. The ECC, a day ago, set up a body to explore various call options for hedging prices for the petroleum products. The body will include representation from SBP, PSO, Finance Division, Petroleum Division, Law Division and Planning Division to explore call option for 15 million barrels of oil for one or two years divided in 12 equal monthly amounts for different stock price above current Brent as long as fee is within acceptable range. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that health sector reforms introduced by the incumbent government will help improve health facilities, ensure quality services to people and rectify the existing deficiencies. The Prime Minister said this while talking to a delegation of Insaf Doctors Forum here on Thursday. Health sector reforms introduced by the government were discussed during the meeting.The Prime Minister regretted that health sector was ignored in the past due to which the common man is facing difficulties in access to health facilities. He paid rich tributes to doctors and healthcare staff in their fight against corona virus. On a proposal of IDF regarding establishment of a hospital in Waziristan, the Prime Minister said the Task Force on Health Reforms will take into consideration. Separately, Special Assistant on Youth Affairs Usman Dar called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed matters related to Corona Tiger Force. PTI leader Ijaz Chaudhary also separately called on the Prime Minister.
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