The ministry of Petroleum and All Pakistan CNG Association have reached an accord to maintain a different of 40 percent between the prices of CNG and Patrol.
This agreement has come in the wake of a week-long strike by APCNGA. The strike was called on June 7 when the Oil And Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) decided to bring the CNG price at par with Patrol.
Finally, the government body has coincided to the demands of the strikers.
The new pact has brought another good news for the commuters as there is going to be a reduction of Rs10 in Patrol and Rs6 in CNG prices on June 16.
From now onwards, CNG price will remain 40 percent less than that of Patrol. Moreover, the OGRA has decided to cut down the CNG load shedding by 8 hours which means that the filling stations will remain open from Thursday morning to mid Monday.
For the time being, this news has spurred a wave of pleasure in the nation. The people are thankful to APCNGA for its firm stand.
If this blessing lasts long, it will surely benefit Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the next general elections and it does not, it can even route the party badly.
Remember, CNG has become the lifeblood of our transport sector partially due to its economical consumption and partially for the unbridled hike in the prices of Patrol and Diesel. Now almost 85 percent vehicles on roads are owed to CNG.