LAHORE: Irfan Khokhar, Founder / Chairman LPG Industries Association of Pakistan has urged federal government to withdraw the decision to impose new regulatory duty on import of LPG by land on the Pak-Iran border or the association will announce to go on strike for an unidentified time period.
He demanded of the federal government to withdraw the decision to impose new regulatory duty on import of LPG by land on the Pak-Iran border and to withdraw the decision to import gas by sea.
He said in a statement that the Petroleum Division was trying to curb the import of LPG by land route from Iran under a systematic plan under the LPG Policy 2021 and a few taxes from the sea.
He said that not only lakhs of families but also the government of Balochistan is getting benefit of billions of rupees from the import of LPG by land which will make the people needy and stop the supply of cheap LPG to the people.
‘ The conspiracy is being hatched is reprehensible and unacceptable, “Khokhar added.
He said that 75 per cent of trade on the Taftan border was related to the import of LPG, the closure of which was tantamount to tyranny with Balochistan.
He said that if their demands were not met, there would be a nationwide strike on the platform of LPG Industries Association. He hinted at a strike.
“Because if prices go up, business will not be able to run. People are fed up with inflation and will not be able to bear the burden of LPG,” he concluded.
The association has convened a meeting on May 31, 2021 in Lahore to evolve its further plan of action.