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Oil & Gas Exploration & Production in Pakistan: Issues in the Legal Framework on Community Development and Environment

PDI is engaged in community awareness and advocacy with the extractive industries, government officials, and other concerned stakeholders, as well as lobbying with the elected representatives for greater oversight of the extractive industries. PDI is also engaged in field studies and consultative processes to bring realities from the field about on-the-ground violation of the legal framework, community, and biodiversity rights by the extractive industries.

This publication is part of the PDI Community Awareness and Networking Campaign on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) launched with the support of Oxfam GB. The publication discusses the background and process of oil and gas exploration and production in Pakistan. The publication reviews the policies, laws, and rules covering the issues of community development and environmental protection during the different phases of oil and gas exploration and production. The publication identifies the gaps in the legal framework regarding extraction companies and the implementation of mechanisms suggesting improvements.