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Promoting CNG would reduce oil import bill : PEW

Dr Murtaza MughalLahore: The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday demanded separate lines for women car drivers on the CNG outlets across Pakistan to provide them some relief.

Women are 52 percent of the population but few drive cars therefore it would not be difficult to provide them relief in getting environment friendly fuel, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW. He said that CNG industry prospered during dictatorship while democracy proved a bad omen for it.

CNG was available across Punjab for 168 hours a week during Musharraf ear, its availability was brought down to 72 hours in the PPP-led government. Dr. Murtaza Mughal said that the PML-N which promised to end lines on the CNG stations after coming to power made a record by cutting down its supply to 72 hours per month.

Promoting CNG would reduce oil import bill, pollution and unemployment while discouraging it would benefit captive power sector, oil importers which would lead to losses to the tune of billions, he noted.

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