LHC declares CNG pumps in residential areas illegal

Court orders immediate closure of a pump in Allama Iqbal Town.


Web Desk July 05, 2013
Court orders immediate closure of a pump in the Allama Iqbal Town. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday declared CNG stations in residential areas illegal, Express News reported.

The court was hearing a petition against such pumps established in the residential areas.

The LHC also ordered immediate closure of a pump in the Allama Iqbal Town, as it was mentioned in the petition.

The presiding judge during today’s hearing said that under the Lahore Development Authority Act, 1975, and the Local Government Ordinance, 2001 commercial activities could not be carried out in residential areas.

Earlier in Islamabad, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) issued show cause notices to over 1,000 CNG station operators, asking them to justify why they have set up outlets in residential areas.

COMMENTS (5)

FFS | 8 years ago | Reply

Has LHC also suggested alternate employment opportunities for those who will be left unemployed after this decision?

Asif | 8 years ago | Reply

Were OGRA & LHC sleeping when permit were being issued to setup CNG stations in residential areas?

Why doesn't CJ take suo moto against OGRA for issuing illegal permits in the first place!!

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