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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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Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

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

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72

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