Now LPG would be available at Rs123 per kg to consumers whereas the cost of each cylinder would rise to Rs 1450 per kg. Notification in this regard has also been issued.
While LPG would be available in FATA, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and other hilly areas of the country for Rs 125 per kg and the cost of cylinder would be Rs 1480 per kg there.
The LPG marketing companies in Pakistan are getting hefty profit due to recent increase as just a week ago the price of LPG was fixed Rs 105 per kg whereas the cost of cylinder was fixed at Rs 1239.
It is pertinent to mention here that out of 86 LPG marketing companies, only 13 have licenses to import LPG. Recently two companies namely SHV imported 1800 metric ton and Ravi Gas Group imported 2500 ton LPG.
OGRA’s enforcement teams of would raid the premises of LPG marketing companies from 13 July. All the marketing companies have been directed to issue proper invoice and gate pass to each vehicle carrying LPG on which the quantity of gas must be mentioned clearly.
Some of the local companies are planning to swindle the people by making fake import documents.
At present 13 companies have stock of imported LPG including SHV, Ravi Gas Group, Same Gas, Noor Gas, Petroleum Gas, Madni Gas, Gas Man, Lawson Gas, Akbar Gas, Tez Gas and Al-Qasim Gas .