LPGDA Chief seeks abolishing GST

Salim Ahmed

Lahore—Chairman of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors Association, Irfan Khokhar has urged the government to abolish the general sales tax (GST) on the liquefied petroleum gas, the 5.5-percent advance tax on gas import and also fix the profit margin of distributors at 20 percent.
Irfan Khokhar threatened to stop the fuel supply after June 5 if the government refused to act against the manufacturing of substandard cylinders. He also demanded that the government patronise the liquefied petroleum gas sector and announce a Ramazan package for their consumers, adding that the government “should exempt the tax on the import of cylinder steel sheet to keep the standard cylinder price low.
He claimed that in 2015 the fuel import and sale had broken all the records and warned that this year and the next could see Pakistan’s local fuel production increase by 800 metric tonnes while the import could rise to 400,000 metric tonnes. He also claimed that the public was buying cheap quality cylinders and valves from 350 to 400 “uncertified manufacturers” in Gujranwala.

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