Federal government should formulate the National Fuel Consumption Policy in consultation with the stakeholders in the public and private sectors and implement it on priority basis by taking appropriate measures in order to check and control increasing consumption of petroleum products for reducing the country’s oil import bill to the maximum extent possible.
This was stated by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Shoaib Ashfaq Qureshi of private concern, Future Technologies, which imports and distributes foreign technology based fuel saving gadget Panther with the claim that it gives up to 25 per cent saving in consumption of petrol, diesel and CNG when put in use without compromising the mileage required to be undertaken, while talking to a group of media people here today.
He said that the country’s import bill was gradually increasing due to various reasons and there was dire need for adoption of fuel saving measures both in the public and private sectors to keep petrol, diesel and CNG consumption at the lower side possible as more than 85 per cent domestic requirements were being through oil imports from other countries.
Shoaib Ashfaq Qureshi said that the people were generally depending on the govt for reduction in the petrol prices but with continuous increase in the consumption of POL products and wrong customer knowledge, the desired results were very difficult to be achieved. For checking and controlling ever-increasing consumption of POL products in the country, the Future Technologies CEO suggested that awareness through proper campaigns should be created among the customers about right car for the right pocket (income), shared vehicle travelling, right engine size and due stress on all measures which lead to increase in the vehicles mileage. He said as a matter of fact, problem was not CNG; it was the customer’s awareness. He emphatically stated that we need to address the people for the right approach to achieve economy for their vehicles use.
Shoaib Ashfaq Qureshi while stressing the adoption of the international standardisation and Pakistan’s becoming an active member of various international fuel consumption forums said that a number of countries around the globe including neighbouring India, China, USA, Canada, European Union, Japan, South Korea have adopted fuel saving measures for varying long and short periods and were deriving desired benefits. He said Pakistan can learn from their experiences regarding fuel saving measures.
Replying to questions from the media people and number of visitors who had dropped in to make queries about fuel saving gadget which gives saving up to 25 per cent in fuel consumption, he said that he had made presentations last year regarding this innovative foreign technology based gadget to the Ministry of Industries at their invitation and also the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as various other public forums. He said while still awaiting any positive response from them in this regard, he was still ready to make representations to more public and private sectors forums regarding need for forming the National Fuel Consumption Policy and fuel saving measures including Japanese technology based up to 25 per cent fuel saving gadget which gives other benefits also besides being environment friendly more in the national interests than any commercial and business interests.
Source: Business Recorder