Gas price reform

Dawn | Oct 12, 2019 at 7:00 AM
  • IT has been apparent for a number of years now that gas pricing in Pakistan is in need of urgent reform.
  • The recent news that a Rs55bn bill is being prepared by the two gas distribution companies, known as ‘the Sui sisters’, in order to ensure continuous winter supplies for domestic consumers in the northern distribution zone that includes Punjab and KP, illustrates the cost of inaction on this front.
  • It is becoming very urgent to move on pricing reform in the gas sector, and the focus must be on a greater role for the market in this process.