ISLAMABAD - On account of violation of rules, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) has issued show cause notices and imposed penalties on CNG stations and suspended connections of retail outlets of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). OGRA inspection team on its secret as well as surprise visits of two districts of Punjab i.e Gugranwala and Khanewal found some Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations busy violating the prescribed official rules and regulations, Official source in OGRA while talking to TheNation seeking anonymity disclosed, adding, Rs 50,000 on each CNG station has been imposed including seven retail outlets of OMCs including five retail outlets of Pakistan State Oils (PSO) located in Sahiwal, Okara and Renala Khurd and two retail outlets of Admore located in Depalpur (Punjab province) , source added. Highlighting the monitoring role of OGRA, its official spokesman Syed Jawad Naseem in a statement revealed that Enforcement Department of OGRA issued 03 show cause notices, and imposed fine on 09 CNG stations on account of violation of rules and suspended connections of 07 retail outlets of OMC. Due to aforesaid measure against these companies, prices of LPG and CNG have been effectively controlled. The spokesman further added that OGRA, under the dynamic leadership of its Chairman Tauqeer Sadiq, would continue to play its regulatory role in line with the Federal Governments policy of good governance. These show cause notices and penalties were due to non-payments of penalties, violation of rules and procedures, over charging and insufficient staff at the site, source in OGRA maintained. He further opined that the authority must adopt strict measures to end cartelisation in gas sector through imposing hefty fines and revising nominal punishment, which for the business tycoons were peanuts not more than that.