KARACHI: Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmad Sheikh on Thursday said that the provincial government would present a policy by December to convert Thar coal into gas, liquid and other forms of energy as it wanted the best use of natural resource to save foreign exchange.

He said this during his meeting with a delegation of Fuji Fertilizer Company at the energy department office. Chief executive officer and managing director of Fuji Fertilizer Sarfraz Ahmed Rehman and other officials participated in the meeting.

Fuji Fertilizer officers said urea fertilizer, petroleum products, synthetic natural gas, methanol olefins and other fertilizers can be made from coal.

The energy minister said that Thar coal was a game-changer for Pakistan’s economy.

Published in Dawn, August 19th, 2022

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