Islamabad, April 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry took notice on a note of Registrar based on press clipping of Daily “Nai Baat” dated 31.03.2013 stating therein that the record of mega projects approved during the tenure of two ex-Prime Ministers namely Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Dr. Asim Hussain, ex-Federal Minister for Petroleum is being tampered with, due to an apprehension that it might be summoned by the Supreme Court.
It was further stated that for this reason efforts are being made by the bureaucracy to conceal the dubious summaries. Furthermore, despite ban, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani granted 450 illegal CNG stations licenses in collusion with Mr. Tauqir Sadiq, brother in law of Mr. Jahangir Badar, and corruption of billion of rupees was involved in the matter.
Similarly, as per news item, another scandal of mega corruption is likely to come to surface that Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has also approved 200 illegal CNG stations licenses despite ban, however OGRA instead of implementing the Policy has constituted a Technical Committee for its scrutiny and sought clarification from the Ministry of Petroleum.
Therefore, the OGRA has not issued these 200 CNG stations licenses so far despite the fact that they are being pressurized for issuance of at least 69 licenses out of 200, which belong to relatives/favourites of ex-Parliamentarians. Furthermore, the ex-Advisor to Petroleum Ministry Dr. Asim Hussain and ex-Finance Minister Mr. Saleem H. Mandviwalla in collusion with each other got one time approval of the summary for declaring illegal importing of 59 containers of CNG cylinders from ECC as legal. Besides, eight groups of CNG sector are involved in this scam of importing 42000 cylinders of CNG.
The note of the Registrar concludes by stating that the allegations, if proved, will constitute a blatant violation of government policy, PPRA rules and breach of Fundamental Rights guaranteed under Article 9, 18, 24 and 24 of the Constitution.
After going through the contents of the note Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan has ordered fixation of above matter in Court on 03.04.2013.
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