SC directs govt not to end subsidy on gas, electricity

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday delivered its verdict in a case pertaining to loadshedding and CNG licences, media reported.

The court, in its ruling, declared additional sales tax in the CNG ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’ and said that CNG licences were apparently issued ‘unlawfully’.

The court said in the decision that the government cannot withdraw subsidy on gas and electricity. It directed concerned authorities to use modern technology to prevent transmission losses.

The court directed NEPRA and PEPCO to give preference to hydel system for power generation.