Supreme Court annuls LHC verdict declaring fuel price adjustment illegal

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has annulled the decision declaring fuel price adjustment illegal, and referred the matter to the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) Appellate Tribunal.

A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by the chief justice of Pakistan, disposed of all 1,900 petitions against fuel price adjustment.

It annulled the decision of the Lahore High Court (LHC) that had declared fuel price adjustment in electricity bills illegal.

The SC ruled that the decision of the Lahore High Court was constitutionally and legally not enforceable. Consumer companies were directed to file appeals before the Nepra Appellate Tribunal within 15 days.

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The tribunal must fix the appeals for hearing within 10 days, and decide them as soon as possible within the statutory period, the order stated.

A single bench of the Lahore High Court had declared the fuel price adjustment illegal.

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