LPG marketing companies again increased the prices of liquefied petroleum gas in just one week without any OGRA notification.

The LPG prices were increased by Rs.10 per kg, Rs.120 per domestic cylinder and Rs.480 per commercial cylinder.

“OGRA is not taking action against LPG mafia. Increased of Rs.20 per kg, Rs.240 per domestic and Rs.960 per Commercial cylinder in just one week is unjustified and that is all because of Government poor strategy,” said Irfan khokhar, Chairman LPG Distributors Association Pakistan. He alleged the LPG marketing companies were doing black marketing and earning illegal profiteering of Rs.2 billion per day. “Government owned LPG distribution companies such as Sui Southern Gas, PARCO and PSO take lead in raising the price. They are also involved in black marketing and earning illegal profiteering.”

He requested the Prime Minister to take strict action against LPG mafia.

After the recent hike the new prices of LPG in different cities are: Karachi 90 kg and Rs1030 domestic cylinder. Lahore, Kasur, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Faisalabad, Jehlam, Kasur, Sahiwal, Sialkot, Daska, Peshawar Rs 95kg and Rs1090 domestic cylinder. RY Khan, Sadqabad, Haidrabad, Attock Rs.100 per kg and Rs.1150 domestic cylinder. Mirpur AJK Rs.105 kg and Rs.1210 domestic cylinder. Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abotabad, Muzffarabad, Bag, Fata, Kotlii AJK, Tando Mohd Khan, Mirpur Khas, Umerkot, Nawabsha, Thata, Dadu, Jamshoro, Shikarpur Rs.110kg and Rs.1270 domestic cylinder. Gilgit Baltistan, Murree, Nathiagli, Balakot Rs.120kg and Rs.1390 domestic cylinder.