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PM orders inquiry into increase in gas prices for domestic consumers

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday took notice of increased gas prices for domestic consumers and ordered the minister for petroleum to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
“Putting an additional burden on consumers in the form of increased gas bills is unacceptable as it is directly hitting the consumers,” the prime minister said, passing the order.
The premier, who is on a day-long visit to Lahore today, chaired a meeting focused on devising strategies to increase the Punjab government’s financial capacity and administrative capability.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari alias Zulfi Bukhari, Minister Designate for National Health Services Amir Mehmood Kayani, and Special Assistant on Political Affairs Naeemul Haq were in attendance.
Other government officials present were senior Punjab minister Aleem Khan, Punjab Agriculture Minister Malik Nauman Ahmed Langrial, Punjab Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Punjab Minister for Housing Mehmoodur Rasheed, Minister for Irrigation Mohammad Mohsin Langrial, and Minister for Industries Mian Mohammad Aslam Iqbal.
A discussion was held on the effective use of technology, investment, and human resource for economic development. A detailed briefing was given in this regard by economic expert Salman Shah.