Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed to withdraw ordinance regarding Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC).
The latest move came after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government faced flak for protecting the super-rich in the country.
A statement issued by the PM office says the ordinance was withdrawn ‘in the interest of transparency and good governance’.
The statement elaborated that the total amount stuck in the GIDC litigation from January 2012 till Dec 2018 is about Rs. 417 billion and in the first round of litigation, the Supreme Court was pleased to annul the GIDC statute.
The premier also directed the Attorney General of Pakistan “to move an application for an urgent hearing in the Supreme Court so that the matter is decided at the earliest, strictly in accordance with the law and the Constitution.”