Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA,) which was set up to foster competition, increase private investment and ownership in the petroleum industry, protect the public interest while respecting individual rights and provide effective and efficient regulations, is nowadays in the limelight under one pretext or another. OGRA has an enviable organisational infrastructure but no fair representation in Sindh. However OGRA should take a fresh look at the way it carries out its mission, its aims and objects as enshrined and guaranteed in the said Ordinance. An efficient and effective regulation calls for a proper infrastructure, camp office in each provincial capital, coupled with a rightful representation not people with fake domiciles, and also vigorous advocacy and awareness about its role, the sooner the better.


Islamabad, June 13.