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CNG prices and govt policies


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CNG prices have been reduced twice within a month. I fail to understand how it all works.

In budget 2012, the government had proposed to increase the price of CNG to more than Rs100. The suggestion brought a stark reaction from the CNG associations across Pakistan and consumers had to suffer for many days due to their strike.

Why was the government planning to increase CNG prices and what exactly has forced them not to do so? In fact, it has decreased prices twice.

Are things done without any planning at all? CNG is not imported, so why were prices lowered?

Most important of all: Why was the price of CNG increased from Rs58 to Rs88 within the past few months?

It was advertised as a cheap and environment-friendly fuel in the early 1990s, so what has changed now?

Is the government’s only job to fleece its people? Is there any organisation in this country, other than the Supreme Court, which can protect the rights of Pakistanis? Do the sitting parliamentarians have no character at all to protest against the government’s illogical policies?


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Ali Jul 05, 2012 07:48pm
Excellent suggestion. That's how countries all over the world help promote renewable energy. However, I don't expect anything like this to happen since those in power don't make any money from this kind of policy.
Sam Jul 05, 2012 10:03pm
Lets all use this cheap and abundant CNG resource for domestic electricity generation.Everybody must buy gas generator as soon as posssible to get rid of this loadshedding.
mirza Jul 05, 2012 02:03pm
This government like all the previous governments do things in their own interest. I am positive that there is more profit or "khanchas" in raising the CNG price. May be they want to sell more petrol to make more profit. If this parliament was sincere to the people they would make all solar energy equipment duty free and encourage people to install solar panels . All government buildings including the parliament should have solar panels installed.
iftikhar Jul 05, 2012 08:53am
well said.
mksayeed Jul 06, 2012 02:38am
Peoples Party has not been able to deliver any good to Pakistan in spite of three Prime Ministers.W.hen will the Pakistanis make the decision to chose the right party for their own cause,I hope the next election will bring some one who will work for the country and not for himself