The major energy companies are operating without top management officers which is hindering progress to solve the energy crisis. OGDC, PSO, and Sui Northern Gas Pipeline don’t have managing directors which is becoming a problem to tackle the energy crisis says petroleum minister Shahid Abbasi. Due to various reasons, the heads of the companies had been removed.
OGDC has been operating without a managing director ever since the current government came to power in 2013. Various people have been assigned acting managing director roles, but a permanent director hasn’t been selected. PSO’s top management was dismissed after the petrol crisis in January. Shortage of petrol across the country resulted in petrol being not available for almost a week. PSO is being managed alone by the recently appointed managing director Sheikh Imran ul Haq without any other advisors. Sui Northern Gas Pipeline’s managing director, Arif Hameed, was dismissed from his position while the new acting managing director, Uzma Khan, has declined to take up the position. Mr. Arif has challenged his dismissal in court.
Without top level management officers in these companies, powerful politicians are influencing energy related crisis. Because of this, LNG supply and sale has been delayed. The government hasn’t been able to fix price for it. This will result in gas shortage again during winter.