Sindh accuses Centre of bias over CNG price issue


The PPP-led Sindh government has accused the PTI-led federal government of unfairness on the issue of CNG price hike with the provincial government of Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah demanding withdrawal of the notification regarding the increase in the CNG price.

Addressing a news conference in Karachi on Tuesday, Sindh Transport Minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah demanded the federal government to offer subsidies on the CNG price.

“The CNG in Punjab is available at a low price but in Sindh, the same CNG is available at an inflated price.

Is this Riyasat-e-Madinah?” he asked. Awais alleged that the Centre first suspended the supply of gas in Sindh then increased the price by Rs17 per kg.

Awais expressed his fears that unemployment would hit this sector too just like other sectors due to the ineligibility of the federal government to deal with it properly.

“The import of LNG on price increase was just to facilitate the mafia and their commissions.

Why all the economists of the government are quiet now because they can’t see with this price hike which would give further rise to inflation,” he commented.

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