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IHC issued notice against government action on petroleum stockpiling


Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

23rd Jun, 2020. 11:33 pm
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IHC

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued notices to the Ministry of Energy, OGRA, Fuel Crisis Committee and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) rejecting Attock’s petition seeking restraining order against government action on stockpiling of petroleum products.

According to details, Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Athar Minullah heard the petition of Attock Oil Company.

During the hearing, counsel for the petitioner said that the government has not set up a commission under the Inquiry Act on shortage of petroleum products.

The Chief Justice has said that it is not necessary for the government to set up a commission of inquiry under the Inquiry Act but the government has certain responsibilities and they are accountable to the people.

The court has ordered to satisfy that why the court interferes with the executive’s powers of the state?

The petitioner’s counsel requested that a show cause notice be issued to the petitioner on which the Chief Justice said that another petition of the same nature was also pending in which no restraining order had been issued. The hearing was adjourned till June 25.

Earlier, PM Imran Khan directed the federal cabinet to make the people aware of the facts on the recent petrol crisis.

Nadeem Babar and Federal Minister for Energy presented a progress report and briefed the Prime Minister on the petrol crisis.

Also Read: PM orders to eliminate artificial petrol shortage immediately

 

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