SIALKOT: Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI): has expressed grave concern over the promulgation of Gas Theft Control and Recovery Ordinance 2014 by the federal government.
Talking to the newsmen at SCCI here: the SCCI President Dr. Sarfraz Bashir said that the industrialists and exporters have very serious reservations regarding this ordinance: saying that this Ordinance will open the ways of further corruption for the sui gas department and harassment for the exporters as well.
He said that there was no doubt to say that the gas pilferage was a nation crime but there were chances of the misuse of this Ordinance. He urged the government to ensure the steps to halt the misuse of this Ordinance.
SCCI President added that under this Ordinance the sui gas department officials will have the powers of issuing non-bail-able arrest warrants of those industrialists and exporters: if found faults in gas meters at their factories: would create harassment and panic among the business community: besides: opening new vistas of the corruption and blackmailing for the department officials.
He urged the government to ensure the steps to halt the misuse of this ordinance.