MSG meeting reviewed the current progress on the development of the 5th Report and taking into consideration the EITI deadline for publishing the report by April 2017, the MSG agreed to set a deadline of 20 March 2017 for collection of the reporting templates by the Independent Administrator; the MSG directed the IA representative to start the reconciliation process in parallel with the collection of the reporting templates from the companies.
The meeting was chaired by Ms. Naheed Sorabi, acting deputy minister of policy, MoF. In her opening speech, she expressed her pleasure to be part of the MSG and thanked the members for their participation.
Mr. Feroz Rafiq, a representative of Hart Group briefed the MSG about the current progress and challenges in the development process of the 5th Reconciliation Report. He said that reporting templates distributed to 24 companies and only 11 companies have reported and some has promised to provide data but not provided yet
Mr. Mahmood Anwari the national coordinator of AEITI said that the companies which weren’t reporting will be clearly mentioned in the report. Mr. Anwari briefed the members on the upcoming Validation in July this year.
At the end of the meeting MSG members were briefed on the election among private sector and CSOs for MSG membership.