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Huge oil imports: wasting POL products

Published Mar 29, 2013 05:08am


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WHENEVER I go out for some work, I notice that more and more vehicles, including cars, trucks, buses and wagons and motorcycles, are plying on the roads.

Quite obviously, not all of them are moving around with some productive purpose. But at the same time, many would be there on the roads merely for joy rides and fun.

Pakistan is meeting its POL products requirements, as high as up to 85 per cent, through oil imports.

The country’s oil import bill is increasing every month and year which is not something to be appreciated.

As responsible citizens we should, in all fairness, try our utmost to avoid wasteful consumption of petrol, diesel and CNG to ensure that the country’s oil import bill remains under control and, more importantly, on the lower side.

I realise that response to this plea of mine to avoid wasteful consumption of POL products will not be positive somehow as many would be putting one argument or the other in support of their being on the roads in their vehicles.

If we cannot avoid wasteful consumption of POL products, then at least we can adopt some fuel-saving measures in this era of innovative technological progress.

Most of us must have read in recent months about fuel-saving measures such as an imported innovative technology-based equipment which gives saving in petrol, diesel or CNG consumption in a vehicle up to 25 per cent without any compromise on mileage.

I think this is not much to ask from the people in the public and private sectors in the larger interest of the country.



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Comments (5) Closed

Bbbb Mar 29, 2013 10:12am
I have read a lot about the fuel saving techniques, but does any of them actually work? What about the novel car invented by a "genius" or a genie, which runs on water?
Md Imran Mar 29, 2013 02:22pm
When Aga Waqar Sahib invented the water car, his invention was crushed by the outsiders. What hope we have now ? We dont have water nor the car.
Cyrus Howell Mar 29, 2013 09:12pm
Pass a law that every person in Pakistan and every and any employee of government of Pakistan must drive a 125cc Japanese motor bike, a 158 cc Vespa motor scooter, a four cylinder SUV crossover or four cylinder pickup truck. Problem solved.
Cyrus Howell Mar 29, 2013 09:23pm
We only need convert the water into steam first. You will need a 2,000 cc tea kettle under the bonnet.
Husain Jan Mar 30, 2013 04:30am
We as a nation are not inclined towards saving any thing. Fuel is precious, very precious no doubt about it. But water, for example, is much more precious as human life is dependent on water. A big majority of us don't care a bit when it comes to water consumption whether while washing dish, linen or bathing or even when performing ablution. Washing huge courtyards with flowing tape water and washing of vehicles with running water is a crime against humanity as our future generations are feared to face big water shortage problems. Wastage of food is also fairly rampant in our country. No visible steps are underway to curb these extremely undesirable practices at all.