LHC orders govt to make petroleum commission report public

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday ordered the government to immediately make public the commission’s report on petroleum crisis.

A report of the petroleum commission, which was formed to investigate the petroleum crisis earlier this year, was presented in the LHC.

LHC Chief Justice Qasim Khan presided over the hearing, wherein the deputy attorney general of Pakistan presented arguments.

Being asked about the report, the deputy attorney general said he was informed that “the report has been presented before the federal cabinet”.

The chief justice remarked that the commission was formed on the directions of the court and in this regard the court enjoyed more entitlement.

He said the report should be automatically made public as per the law. “Report will be made public even if the whole cabinet opposes it,” he added.

During the hearing, Abu Bakar Khuda Bux, head of the inquiry commission, maintained that the Ministry of Energy did not have the complete record of petroleum data in the country.

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