GIDC not implemented according to law, SC told - Pakistan Today

GIDC not implemented according to law, SC told

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) was informed on Wednesday that Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) was not implemented according to law.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Mushir Alam and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Mansoor Ali Shah heard the case.

During the course of proceedings, a private company’s counsel, Anwar Kamal, said that GIDC was not implemented according to law.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah said GIDC was discussed in the parliament.

The counsel said that the gas issue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Sindh was bigger than in Punjab.

Justice Faisal Arab said that the effects of the projects would be all over the country.

Anwar Kamal said that the high courts of the four provinces had announced different decisions. The courts of Islamabad, Peshawar and Sindh issued stay orders on petitions while the Lahore High Court did not issue stay orders on petitions, he added.

Rashid Anwar, a counsel for a private company, said that the purpose of these projects was to provide an uninterrupted gas supply.

He said that the uninterrupted gas supply was continuing due to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

The case was then adjourned till Thursday.