CNG owners demand special relief package following coronavirus outbreak
PESHAWAR: Owners and dealers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) here, demanded of the government and Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce a special financial relief package as the CNG sector is adversely affected due to outbreak of coronavirus.
This demand was made during a meeting with Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, Engr Maqsood Pervaiz though a video link here on Saturday.
The owners demanded under the special fiscal relief package, the reduction should be made in gas tariff to Rs780 per MMBUTU (special gas tariff) for CNG sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and rest of the country.
They further asked to charge sale tax on cost of gas only @ 17 percent, while seeking 4 percent income tax exemption as well.
The CNG owners called to charge electricity tariff on general industrial tariff. They also demanded to allow payment of upcoming month gas bill in four equal installments in order to rescue the CNG industry in wake of coronavirus pandemic.
They said the special relief financial package will not only prevent the CNG industry from further decline or closure but it will also maintain parity between CNG and petrol.
Engr Maqsood Pervaiz while speaking on the occasion welcomed the government move to reduce prices of petrol and diesel up to Rs15 per litre amid spread of coronavirus pandemic. – APP