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By our correspondent
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
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Islamabad: The All-Pakistan CNG Association Central Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha has said that the world is giving top priority to the CNG fuel for vehicles, as it is safe and environment-friendly.

 

Talking to ‘The News,’ Ghayas Abdullah Paracha said that China, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia have replaced LPG with CNG due to safety reasons. “Conferences, seminars and exhibitions are being held in the world, especially in developed countries, for the promotion of CNG,” he added.

 

He said that the Indian government has recently announced to provide CNG for vehicles on top priority, second to small industries for processing purpose and the remaining gas will be supplied to industrial units.

 

“This has been announced in accordance with the Indian Supreme Court’s judgment,” he added. He lamented that the Pakistan government had reversed its policy with regard to the CNG sector.

 

“In Pakistan unfortunately the government is going to do away with the CNG sec-tor just to benefit a few families. “The investment of billions, network, planning, efforts of years and infrastructure are at stake just for providing benefit to a few people,” he added. He said that the load on health budget, foreign reserves and import bill will be lethal for Pakistan’s economy if the CNG sector was closed down.

 

Plan to close down CNG sector raises eyebrows

 

By our correspondent

 

Islamabad: The All-Pakistan CNG Association Central Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha has said that the world is giving top priority to the CNG fuel for vehicles, as it is safe and environment-friendly.

 

Talking to ‘The News,’ Ghayas Abdullah Paracha said that China, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia have replaced LPG with CNG due to safety reasons. “Conferences, seminars and exhibitions are being held in the world, especially in developed countries, for the promotion of CNG,” he added.

 

He said that the Indian government has recently announced to provide CNG for vehicles on top priority, second to small industries for processing purpose and the remaining gas will be supplied to industrial units.

 

“This has been announced in accordance with the Indian Supreme Court’s judgment,” he added. He lamented that the Pakistan government had reversed its policy with regard to the CNG sector.

 

“In Pakistan unfortunately the government is going to do away with the CNG sec-tor just to benefit a few families. “The investment of billions, network, planning, efforts of years and infrastructure are at stake just for providing benefit to a few people,” he added. He said that the load on health budget, foreign reserves and import bill will be lethal for Pakistan’s economy if the CNG sector was closed down.