ISLAMABAD Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has taken notice of Rs1 billion LNG scam, as the top guns of the Petroleum Ministry allegedly ignored the lowest bid and given the LNG contracts to the highest bidder, which caused Rs one billion loss to the national exchequer. According to a press release issued here on Thursday, the office moved a note to the CJ mentioning therein the contents of the report that Pakistan lost one billion dollars after the top guns of the Petroleum Ministry ignored the lowest bid of the Fauji Foundation and the multinational energy firm, Vitol, for 3.5 million tons LNG contract worth $25 billion, and awarded it to the highest bidder, a French firm. Taking the notice CJ has passed the order, saying, A perusal of the above note indicates that a huge loss has been caused to the public exchequer as a result whereof public at large has been deprived from this amount, which could be utilised for their welfare and, prima facie, such actions seem to be violation of fundamental rights, principle of transparency and equal opportunity. Therefore, this office note be treated as petition under Article 184(3) of the Constitution and be fixed before the Court tomorrow (Friday).