ISLAMABAD - Despite setting new Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) consumer price, Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority seems reluctant to take any action against LPG marketing companies, which have allegedly stopped LPG supply and forced the consumers to buy it on sky-scraping rates. Market sources have informed that OGRA seems helpless in front of LPG marketing companies for the implementation of its new LPG consumer price, as LPG marketing companies have refused to provide LPG on OGRA consumer price from last three days so consumers are forced to buy LPG on previous high-ceilinged rates during the holy month of Ramazan. In a press release on Sunday, LPG Zonal Standing Committees Chairman Muhammad Irfan Khokar said that people are desperately waiting for the implementation of OGRAs new LPG consumer price. He blamed the LPG marketing companies that have illegally earned more than four hundred rupees extra from one cylinder of LPG and have successfully grabbed Rs 76.5 million in a day so Rs 22.95 billion during one month through improper profiteering. He was of the opinion that 'gas mafia has successfully snatched three hundred billion rupees during last four years which needs suo moto action from the Chief Justice of Pakistan. He further appealed to the President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry to get back this improper profiteering of Rs 4 billion and use this weighty amount on flood affected areas. LPG Distributor Association of Pakistan and LPG Zonal Standing Committees Chairman Muhammad Irfan Khokar while talking with TheNation confirmed that LPG marketing companies have added to the misery of distributors and consumers by refusing the supply of LPG on OGRAs consumer price which needs to be sensitively noticed and expedited immediately for the well being of the consumers. Muhammad Irfan Khokhar, Chairman LPG Zonal Standing Committee has also demanded the cancellation of quotas, implementation of hefty fines and revocation of licences of these LPG marketing companies by taking stern legal actions against those, who are allegedly involved, in this heinous crime of looting. He further appealed to Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qammar and Chairman OGRA Tauqir Sadiq to take stern actions against those LPG marketing companies, which are ostensibly involved in raising prices manifold during the holy month of Ramazan and have also stopped the supply of LPG. He also requested for the smooth supply of LPG to the distributors and consumers on OGRAs notified reasonable consumer prices for the larger interest of the people of Pakistan.