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APCNGA summons all office bearers to finalise strategy over new loadshedding schedule

Lahore: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Saturday asked the Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to ensure daily supply of natural gas to the CNG sector and resolve all outstanding issues as masses have run out of patience by waiting for hours to get fuel.

Transporters and CNG operators have been putting pressurise on APCNGA for street protests to get their issues resolved which can be averted by providing level playing field, it said.

All office the bearers of APCNGA have been summoned on Wednesday to Islamabad to finalise strategy over new loadshedding schedule, taxes, and prices, said Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA.

The PML-N led government has walked its talk by reducing power loadshedding across the stretch of Pakistan and now it should focus the natural gas sector to provide relief to masses and industry, he said.

Ghiyas Paracha said that the statement of Minister for Petroleum and Natural resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi not to discontinue CNG sector has help restore confidence of investors.

He said that government has taken a revolutionary step by provision of natural gas to the industry in Punjab on daily basis for ten hours; the CNG filling stations should also be provided natural gas for ten hours on daily basis.

Ghiyas Paracha said that daily supply of natural gas to industry has not increased consumption and it will not increase intake of natural if CNG sector is dealt accordingly, however it will streamline things and reduce plight of masses.

The leader of the CNG sector said that gas distribution companies have been issuing orders frequently and changing load shedding schedule irrespective of ground realities which has made life of masses and investors very difficult.

APCNGA has been receiving lot of complaints which merits attention by the authorities, he demanded.

Paracha said that APCNGA will take full responsibility of adherence if the government resumes daily supply of natural gas to CNG outlets.

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