OGRA Issues Gas Price Revision Notification


Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) on Wednesday issued a notification of gas sale price for domestic, commercial and industrial sectors, which would be effective from January 1. Under the “protected category,” as per the notification, the authority has determined Rs 121 per Million British Thermal Unit (MMBTU) gas for domestic consumers using up to 0.25hm3 (in cubic hectometers) gas…

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Fixed electricity charges unfair on industries


The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra)’s Maximum Demand Indicator (MDI) initiative that imposes fixed charges for electricity are causing industries to shut down, said the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Wednesday. Speaking to the CEO of the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco), LCCI President Kashif Anwar urged the Lesco chief to aid in the immediate removal…

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Pakistan’s solar planning too rigid and high-cost


The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has published analysis warning against specifics of Pakistan’s plans to incentivise gigawatts of solar project development across the country. IEEFA’s commentary, prompted by a recent public hearing concerning one 600 MW solar plant in Muzaffargarh, criticizes the 25-year PPA at a dollar-indexed tariff, calling it reminiscent of Pakistan’s excessively expensive 1990s…

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Absolutely Not We are not Consulted for Mini Budget President FPCCI


Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President FPCCI, has criticized the government for the total lack of consultation in the mini budget with the business, industry and trade community – the real stakeholders of the economy & taxation system; and, the real engines of economic growth, employment creation and revenue generation. Had we been consulted, we could have helped the government with a…

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