COVID-19
Provinces asked to utilize E&P companies’ CSR funds in health sector
ISLAMABAD: The Petroleum Division has asked all provinces to utilize Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds of Exploration and Production (E&P) companies aimed at extending maximum health facilities in oil and gas producing districts and tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat efficiently.
Chairing a meeting on utilization of the companies’ social welfare funds, Secretary Petroleum Mian Asad Hayauddin underlined the need for spending the funds in respective localities to effectively fight the virus and ensure better health services to the locals, a news release said.
Among others the meeting was attended by provincial chief secretaries, representatives of concerned departments and E&P companies through video link. The meeting directed the deputy commissioners of all oil and gas producing districts to convene the meetings of social Welfare Fund, Production Bonus and Marine Research Fee Committees for effective execution of health schemes especially in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. – APP