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CNG owners and dealers have urged the federal government and Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce special gas tariff relief package for neglected and corona lockdown-hit CNG sector, what they called the sector is prime source of employment for many people and huge contribution public exchequer on head of various taxes, so they asked the government to immediate take steps to save this important sector.

They made this demand during a joint meeting of representatives of CNG station owners Associations, office bearers and dealers, held here at the chamber house on Sunday under chairmanship of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Engineer Maqsood Anwar Pervaiz.

The meeting was attended by All Pakistan CNG Owners Association Central Chairman, Ghayus Abdulllah Paracha, the APCNG KP Chairman Fazal Muqeem, All Pakistan Real CNG Owners Association Chairman, Hamad Khan, Pervaiz Khan Khattak, Khalil ur Rehman, Badshah Wazir, Elafullah, Gulab Khan, Muhammad Zareef, Sikandar Khan, Minhajuddin, Bakhtiyar, Col Amjad Khan (retired), Engineer Alam Khan, M Fahad Ashraf Khan along with people associated with CNG sector and office bearers of the CNG associations.

The participants demanded a special fiscal relief package, the reduction should be made in gas tariff to rupees 780 per MMBUTU (special gas tariff) for CNG sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in the rest parts of the country, resulting good parity will be maintained between CNG and petrol. They furthermore asked to charge sale tax on cost of gas only @ 17 percent, while seeking 4 percent income tax exemption as well.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2020

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