Federal Minister of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Syed Naveed Qamar met the Chief Financial Officer Shell Royal Dutch Group, Simon Henry who called on him as part of his visit to Pakistan and the Asia-Pacific region. Syed Naveed Qamar while talking to Simon Henry appreciated the role of Shell Pakistan Limited, which has since long been operating as an important oil marketing company in the country. The Petroleum Minister said the country was opting for a multi-pronged strategy including energy from various sources to meet its escalating energy demands. However in view of the current energy scenario of the country, Liquefied Natural Gas (L.N.G.) was one of the viable options that appeared inevitable for fulfilling the energy needs of Pakistan, he added. Simon Henry expressed his companys interest in the natural gas import business in Pakistan and viewed the world market as presenting a window of opportunity which Pakistan could avail of to meet its energy shortfall. Syed Naveed Qamar also praised Shells contribution for flood relief efforts in the country that would also go toward developing new schools in flood affected areas and distributing thousands of books to children who were unable to go to school due to the floods.