Although the finance division has approved the entire recommendations of the Ogra
regarding price increase, it refrained from sharing the notified prices with media.
contends that the AGP does not have authority to carry out the audit of the regulatory functions (of any regulator) because the country's Constitution, the AG Ordinance 2001 and the Ogra
Ordinance 2002 limit the scope of his/her powers to the extent of conduct of audit of the accounts of Ogra
(and other regulatory bodies).
These illegitimate promotions have created great unrest and concern among the other officers of OGRA
as currently number of officers was on promotion waiting list.
, DUET officials say has suggested that Vice Chancellor DUET, Karachi Dr.
According to reports, the NAB Rawalpindi has written a letter to the Ogra
seeking responses to 18 queries including the record of price revisions along with its response on the alleged scam of Rs20 billion.
Documents available with Pakistan Today disclose that NAB Rawalpindi has asked OGRA
to submit details regarding gas theft, reasons behind enhancement of UfG benchmark, benefits being drawn by current OGRA
chairperson, appointment of senior executive director (media and corporate affairs), and Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (RLNG) price etc.
In monthly review for April, the OGRA
also proposed an increase of Rs6.65 per liter in price of kerosene oil and Rs6.50 per liter increase in light diesel oil (LDO) price.
Elaborating the procedure to determine the revenue requirement, it said 'Section 6 and 7 of OGRA
Ordinance, 2002, OGRA
's Natural Gas Tariff Rules 2002 and the Licence condition No.5, which empowers the authority to determine tariff or total annual revenue requirement of its licensees.'
In this situation, the LPG industry has to pay the fee to the Ogra
inspectors as well as third-party inspectors of the Explosives Department.
The Committee was told by Chairperson OGRA
that the matter of furnace oil has been deregulated and does not fall under the purview of OGRA
Interestingly, according to OGRA
's findings, the road accident was caused by 'non-professional driving/vehicle being lesser than required specs.' The overturning of the vehicle could be attributed to non-professional and irresponsible driving but the driver cannot be held responsible for the explosion and subsequent fire.