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APCNGA rejects additional taxes imposed on CNG sector in budget

Central Chairman APCNGA Pervaiz Khan KhattakLahore: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday rejected additional taxes imposed on the troubled CNG sector in the budget 2014-15.

Additional taxes and double taxation will destroy the limping CNG sector, said Pervaiz Khan Khattak, Central Chairman APCNGA.

In a statement issued here today, he said that government has been collecting over 26 per cent Sales Tax from CNG outlets illegally as the Supreme Court has directed collection of seventeen per cent Sales Tax.

He said that government has been collecting double taxes which will have an impact of Rs 3 per kg which will be impossible for CNG owners to absorb. In this scenario an upward revision in the price of CNG has become imperative, said Khattak.

He rejected efforts to provide cover to illegal sales and income taxes in the budget.

Pervaiz Khattak said that why prices have been increased when the commodity is not available for the masses.

Price hike can be justified if supply of natural gas is increased to the CNG outlets. He said that if government wants to revise taxes as compare to other sectors, it should augment supply of natural gas to the sector.

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