ISLAMABAD (Online) - The CNG-fitted public transport vehicles plying on various routes in the twin cities are charging passengers according to rates of diesel and petrol instead of CNG. Passengers while talking to this agency here on Saturday strongly protested against it and demanded of the Secretary Transport Authority of Punjab to take immediate notice of the issue. They pointed out that most of the vehicles plying on routes 1 and 21 and others use CNG, while they have increased fares with the increase in the prices of diesel and petrol. They also demanded that separate fare lists should be issued for CNG vehicles and diesel and petrol vehicles and strict action should be taken against those transporters exploiting passengers. They regretted that the administration is taking no action despite having knowledge that people are being looted and alleged that the administration could not take any action due to fears of strike and demonstrations. When Rawalpindi Islamabad Transport Association President Sultan Awan was contacted for comments, he told this agency that 500 vehicles are plying on route no.1 and 200 vehicles on route no 23, however 10 percent vehicles among them have CNG, while most of the vehicles use diesel and petrol. However, he also admitted that more than 40 percent vehicles of other routes use CNG, adding, presently cost of diesel and that of CNG are same. He said the secretary transport authority should devise any formula in future and termed the charging of passengers equal to that of petrol as excessiveness and injustice. Youth urged to go for skill development Chairman, Skill Development Council (SDC), Imtiaz Rastgar, has urged the youth of the country to go for skill development as it will result in immediate earnings for them and reduce unemployment in the country. He was speaking in a closing ceremony of AutoCAD course arranged by the Council here Saturday. The Chairman said that this was necessary for up-gradation of industrial base of Pakistan and improvement in economic health of the country. He added that the industries in the region have great potentials to enhance exports through focusing on value-addition, which cannot be achieved without skilled manpower. He appreciated the role of private sector in helping the government to improve skill level of labour force and said the industry is spending its resources on skill development hoping that it will ultimately benefit them. The SDC Chairman said the Council has adopted effective strategies to expand the opportunities of getting the right skill for the youth, middle level professional and housewives. He added that the Council was focusing on multi-lateral skills and has enhanced its facilities manifolds by offering demand based, tailor made courses. Later, he distributed certificates to the participants including three from Bangladesh.