On 18-05-2017 a meeting of management Committee of PEMA comprising of Sh. Muhammad Saeed, Chairman, Mr. Muhammad Waheed Ch, Vice Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Jehanzeb Khan, Member Executive Committee, Mr. Muhammad Shafiq, Member, Mr. Ahsan Ali, and Mr. Arshad Javaid Kayani, Secretary General was held with Mr. Mujtaba Shajah Ur Rehman, Minister for Excise & Taxation and Information/ Culture in the Committee Room of CM House Lahore. The DG Excise and Taxation was also present in the meeting.
The Chairman, PEMA has given presentation to the Minister regarding withdrawal of Excise duty of Rs.2/- per liter imposed by the Government of Punjab. Mr. Muhammad Waheed Ch, Vice Chairman also briefed to the Minister about the pros and cons of the above levy and its affect on export of Ethanol as well as earning of foreign exchange.
The Minister has very kindly promised to take up the case with the authority(CM Punjab) in the next Cabinet Meeting to resolve the issue with the view of Punjab Ethanol Industry.