High-level commission to probe into petroleum crisis on LHC orders

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday, directed the government to form a high-level commission to probe into the petroleum crisis that gripped the country in recent days.

LHC Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan heard the case regarding petroleum crisis that gripped the country in recent days in the form of fuel price hike and fuel shortage.

During the hearing Attorney-General Pakistan, OGRA chairperson and PM’s principal secretary also appeared before the court and apprised the judges regarding government’s stance on the matter.

Furthermore, Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan  expressed his disappointment over government’s failure to ensure necessary steps to prevent the crisis and said that people should know what happened as this was a severe fuel crisis.

The court also Attorney-General to name individuals who should be included in the commission to which the latter named Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Wajid Zia as a probable suitable member.

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The court had adjourned the case till July 16, instructing government officials to formulate and submit comprehensive terms of reference (TOR) for the commission on the next hearing.