Some LPG marketing companies had filed the petitions and submitted that Ogra and the government had not consulted them before reducing the prices of LPG in violation of the rules.
They lamented that Ogra had on July 6 issued a notification reducing the prices of LPG by Rs27 per kilogram. They pointed out that their companies were incurring huge losses because of the reduction in prices.
The petitioners requested the court to issue stay order against ogra’s July 6 notification. Justice Ijazul Ahsan recorded the initial arguments and directed the respondents to submit their reply until July 17.
Also, the LHC on Thursday directed the district judiciary to remove the technicalities involved in the process of delivering justice, to mitigate the problems of the litigants.
In a circular issued by Inspection Team Member Abdul Sattar, all district and sessions judges in Punjab have been directed to furnish the number and details of the cases in which the proceedings have been unduly stopped by the courts on the plea that one of the respondents had approached higher courts; while no stay order has been issued in appeals, revisions or writ petitions pending at the higher forum.