ISLAMABAD - Senate Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Resources Thursday severely grilled Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain for his loose control over the Petroleum Ministry and its attached departments.The meeting of Senate committee was held here under the chair of Senator Muhammad Yousaf to get briefing on functions and performance of the ministry and its sub-ordinates departments. However, committee failed to continue its agenda as no one from the ministry was prepared to give presentations over different departments of the ministry.Managing Directors of SNGPL, SSGC, Pakistan Mineral Development Corporation Pvt Limited (PMDC) and Pakistan State Oil (PSO) were not present. Only MD of PPL and Chairman Oil and Gas Development Corporation were present in the meeting of the committee but did not give briefing to the committee. During the meeting, standing committee showed its anger over absence of Managing Directors of relevant departments of the Ministry and refused to take briefing from other officials of the departments. Chairman of the committee said that MDs of departments are not present to give answers to the Senators and they do not bother to attend the meeting of standing committee which is against the democratic values.Sabir Baloch and Senator Talha strongly criticized the aggregate attitude of MD PSO and Senator Sabir Baloch said that if some one does not respect Parliamentarian then he does not have respect for Parliament. Senator Talha said that that MD PSO should be removed from his office.Secretary Petroleum Ejaz Chaudhry assured the committee that he would issue explanatory notice to the MD PSO and would submit report regarding the matter.Dr Asim said that officials would brief the senators about the restructuring in the Ministry of Petroleum but they failed to do so because relevant slide was not included in the presentation slides at which Dr Asim lost his temper and proposed to call off the meeting of standing committee. He said that ministry would give separate briefings on all its sub-ordinates departments.Secretary Petroleum informed the committee that Sindh is producing 70 per cent gas, Balochistan is producing 19 per cent, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa 6 per cent and Punjab is producing only 5 per cent gas and on consumption side Punjab is at first with 46 per cent consumption, Sindh is consuming 42 per cent, Balochistan 7 per cent and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is consuming 5 per cent gas. He said that till 2020 country would have to face 6 BCFD gas shortage and after completion of TAPI and IP gas pipelines this shortfall would decrease to 4 BCFD.