Lahore High Court proceeds case of OGRA under ministry control

Lahore High Court proceeds case of OGRA under ministry control
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LAHORE (APP): The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notices to the federal government on a petition challenging step of placing Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) under the control of Petroleum and Natural Resources Ministry .

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Justice Shams Mehmood Mirza issued notices on a petition filed by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Andleeb Abbas.

During the hearing, the petitioner's counsel Shiraz Zaka arguing before the court submitted that the prime minister had placed the OGRA under control of the ministry .

He submitted that step was taken without approval of Council of Common Interest and the cabinet. He contended that it was a violation of Article 154 of the Constitution and dictum laid down by Supreme Court. He pleaded with the court to set aside the step being illegal.

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The court after hearing initial arguments issued notices to the federal government and sought reply within four weeks.

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