Pakistan PM hints at huge oil field off Karachi

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has hinted at finding ‘massive’ oil reserves in recent off-shore drilling off the coast of Karachi.

“Pakistan will not need to import oil after reserves are found near Karachi’s seas,” said Imran while talking to media at Prime Minister House in Islamabad on Monday.

“I will share good news with you soon regarding the discovery of huge off-shore oil reserves in the recent drilling,” he said, adding: “The nation should pray.”

God willing, he hoped, the reserves will be so large that ‘we will not need to import any oil,” Geo TV reported.

A group of multinational companies had started offshore drilling at a distance of 230 kilometers from Karachi for the exploration of oil and gas on January 14.