ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister has taken this step to ensure gas supply to industry and domestic consumers.
Prime Minister Justice (R) Mir Hazar Khan Khoso Tuesday directed that no CNG filling station shall cater to and fill CNG in any private vehicle of above 1000cc.
It has been approved by the Prime Minister that any CNG filling station found violating these instructions shall be fined for the first offence with Rs. 50‚000/.
In case of repetition‚ the owner shall be fined with Rs.100‚ 000 and for third offence and violation‚ the CNG pump shall be sealed for a minimum period of six months.
Similarly for any subsequent offence‚ the period of suspension of the CNG pump shall not be less than one year.
The Prime Minister has approved these instructions in order to restrict use of CNG for private transport in view of acute shortage and scarcity of this natural asset and to ensure more gainful value of this scarce commodity for sectors like power‚ industry‚ fertilizer and domestic consumption.
These instructions shall not be applicable on public transport as defined in West Pakistan Public Transport Act 1961.
Prime Minister Khoso is concerned and conscious that this cheap mode of transport primarily meant for low and middle income groups has been excessively abused by vehicles of above 1000cc.
This shall not be applicable to public transport‚” he reiterated.
The Prime Minister has expressed the hope that these measures shall be viewed by all sections of society in the same spirit which is solely devoted and directed towards the welfare of the people and conservation of invaluable natural resource which has depleted to a great extent.
The Prime Minister has directed the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources to consult the Ministry of Law for the implementation of these decisions.
These decisions‚ after being vetted by the Ministry of Law‚ will come into force on May 25th‚ 2013.