LPGDA For Action Against LPG Mafia
Faizan Hashmi 8 days ago Fri 07th December 2018 | 07:14 PM
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors Association (LPGDA) chairman Irfan Khokhar has urged the government to take action against LPG mafia and cancel their licenses for creating artificial shortage and black marketing.
Addressing a news conference here Friday, he alleged that LPG distributors were minting about Rs560 million through black-marketing just in seven day period. He underlined the need for holding audit and inquiry into the matter.
He said that artificial shortage of LPG in the country had been ended on the intervention of LPGDA. He said that no gas seller was allowed to sell the gas at higher rates as fixed by the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) prices.
"Supply of LPG is smoothly going on without any hindrance", he added.
He said that LPG black-market mafia with the help of local producers illegally increased the price of LPG on which the government with the support of LPGDA took action to normalize the prices within 48 hours.
He thanked the petroleum minister on abolishing the regulatory duty and reduction of general sales tax (GST) on import of the commodity to mitigate sufferings of the common man by providing them inexpensive fuel.