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Cabinet Committee decides independent audit of gas billing

Cabinet Committee on Energy has decided to conduct an independent audit of the gas bills for December last year through external auditors.
The meeting the committee was held in Islamabad today with Finance Minister Asad Umar in the chair.
An inquiry on excessive billing already been conducted by the Petroleum Division.
Addressing the meeting the Minister said the Government is highly sensitive to the problems being faced by the general public and any innovative solution to their problems will be implemented on priority basis.
The meeting was specially called on the instructions of the Prime Minister to look into the matter of inflated gas billings to the consumers.
Additional Secretary In-charge of the Petroleum Division Mian Asad Hayaud Din briefed the committee on the recent billing exercise of the Gas sector.
The meeting was told that following the complaints of a large number of consumers an inquiry has already been launched to look into the matter
The meeting also discussed the issue of Gas theft and the action taken against illegal practices and the determination of the unaccounted for Gas loss benchmark and issued direction to Ministry of Energy to address the issue.