Ramzan gift for people: CNG prices jacked up

ISLAMABAD: Government has raised the prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), mounting burden in the holy month of Ramzan on the people already battered by high rate of inflation.

According to Chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Saeed Ahmed, the prices of CNG were raised in the wake of increase in Gas Infrastructure Tax.

He said the CNG prices were raised by Rs2.10 per kilogram to Rs76.35 in Region one that includes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Potohar and Balochistan.

In Region two, which consists of Sindh and Punjab excluding Potohar, the price of CNG has been hiked by Rs5.36 a kilo to Rs71.50.