LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Tuesday again issued notice to federal government and Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on petitions challenging reduction of price of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).

Justice Ijazul Ahsan on July 12 sought reply from the respondents over the petition; the court was informed on Tuesday that the respondents had not submitted their replies so far. A deputy attorney general requested the court to allow them more time to submit the reply. The court accepted his request and put off hearing till July 27.

Some LPG marketing companies filed the petitions and submitted that Ogra and the government had not consulted them while reducing the price which is against the rules. They said Ogra had on July 06 issued a notification cutting the prices by Rs27 per kilogram for the month only. They pointed out that their companies were facing huge loss due to reduction in prices. They prayed the court to issue a stay-order against the notification dated July 06.