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Motorists complain of CNG overcharging on Islamabad-Lahore (M-2) motorway

02:43 PM | 12 Jun, 2016
Motorists complain of CNG overcharging on Islamabad-Lahore (M-2) motorway
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Motorists travelling on the Islamabad-Lahore (M-2) section of the motorway have complained that Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations are overcharging by Rs 2 extra per litre than the notified price of Rs 47 per litre.

A motorist, Muhammad Ali, who recently traveled on the motorway told APP that the CNG stations were not only overcharging but the gas was also giving poor mileage.

He said he had filled his car-cylinder with CNG Rs. 500 from Lahore city, which gave him 140 kilometres. However, when he filled the same quantity of CNG from a station on the Motorway, his car covered only 120 kilometres. The journey also ended up costing him Rs. 615, considerably more than the earlier part of his journey.

Another motorist, Rana Shakeel, said CNG stations attached with all rest areas along the motorway were overcharging and providing low quality of CNG.

They have demanded of that the concerned authorities keep a check on price, quality and quantity of CNG being provided to motorists on the motorway.

When contacted, a representative of All Pakistan CNG Association said the majority of CNG stations on this section of the motorway were using gas supplied through bowser-tanks.

However, he said, the CNG association believed in fair play and following the notified price of the commodity. He said CNG price was fixed, under a deregulation mechanism, by the government and CNG sector.

An official of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) said that the authority would take action against all CNG stations found to be fleecing consumers on a regular basis.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 April 2024

Pakistani currency continues to gain against US Dollar and other currencies on April 18, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.2 for buying and 280.3 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound stands at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.2 280.3
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.25  345.65 
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25  75.95
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.63 747.63
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.32 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.42 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.76

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