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Business

CNG sector seeks withdrawal of additional taxes & duties

ISLAMABAD: The CNG sector has demanded withdrawal of additional taxes and duties. Former Chairman APCNGA Ghiyas...
Published June 24, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The CNG sector has demanded withdrawal of additional taxes and duties.

Former Chairman APCNGA Ghiyas Paracha said the government should facilitate the CNG sector to import LNG for personal consumption and import of only 50 mmbtu would fetch a revenue of Rs100 billion for the government.

He said the Sui companies no longer enjoyed monopoly in that era of deregulation and that the government should ensure implementation of gas distribution policies, so that the private sector could work with peace of mind and ensure import of private gas.

“State-owned companies never listen to the government and the whole burden is shifted on the CNG sector and general industry, in case of any problem like shortage of local or imported gas or any technical fault,” he added.

Paracha said the supply of gas had been suspended for the CNG stations in the province of Sindh, despite the fact that the sector was consuming a small slice of the gas, while the same might be repeated in Punjab.

The axe would always fall on the CNG sector and the general industry as soon as winter set in, he said, adding “the government should stop step-motherly attitude with the troubled sector; otherwise, we will launch a countrywide protest.”

Copyright Business Recorder, 2021

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