Supreme Court summons report on transparency in LNG contracts, PSO appointments

ISLAMABAD: On Friday, the Supreme Court of Pakistan while hearing a petition regarding an increase in gas and petroleum prices summoned a report on appointments made in Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and transparency in LNG contracts.

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Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan appeared before the bench after being summoned earlier today.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, while heading a three member bench heard a petition regarding increase in the price of gas and petroleum products following the imposition of taxes.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) special prosecutor Akbar Tarar and Pakistan State Oil’s (PSO) counsel, Mehmood Mirza, also appeared before the court.

As the hearing began, PSO’s counsel submitted a report regarding prices of petroleum products before the bench and said the prices are high owing to management and sales affairs.

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