ISLAMABAD - Justice Khilji Arif Hussain has remarked electricity does not exist in the country yet there is an energy policy.

He further remarked "problems are created due to loadshedding. Gas prices are on the rise…the woes of the consumers are not coming to an end.”  A three-member bench of the Supreme Court (SC) led by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali took CNG licence case for hearing here Tuesday.

The court was told that fertilizer companies had filed their replies under the orders of the court and some of them have to file their replies as yet.  The court was told by the government that energy policy has been evolved and it will be presented soon before it.

Sulman Akram Raja represented the textile industry, who told the court that although loadshedding has declined for the domestic consumers, electricity is not being provided for more than 10 hours to the industry.

The court directed the federal government to treat all the sectors equally as far as the loadshedding is concerned.