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CNG prices and govt policies

Published Jul 05, 2012 03:38am

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?

ABDUL RAUF Fateh Jang