KARACHI: CNG closure is contributing to enhanced consumption of liquid fuels, putting foreign exchange reserves and the rupee under pressure, said All Pakistan CNG Association Central Chairman Captain (retired) Raja Shuja Anwar on Wednesday. Anwar added that the sector was being subjected to forced bankruptcy across the country by the government. “The weather has normalised but CNG stations are not allowed to resume operations leaving tens of thousands of workers jobless and forcing CNG owners into severe financial difficulties,” he said. He said that forced closure of CNG outlets in Punjab since November 10 last year was against the rules, law, ground realities, interests and rights of the masses. He also added that the CNG sector was facing repressive taxation and irrational pricing mechanism.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 25th, 2015.
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