New gas load shedding schedule is unacceptable

November 12, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday said new gas load shedding schedule is unacceptable. Availability of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for two days a week will create problems for the masses, transporters and the CNG industry, said Muhammad Abid Hayat, Central Chairman APCNGA in a statement.

He said that they could not agree to the new schedule as the decision was unilateral and against the interest of masses as well as business community. “Closure of CNG for five days will disturb the budget of common man and that of the CNG operators while it would unleash inflation and bring the forex reserves under stress due to hiked oil import bill, he said.

Hayat said that the decision has been taken to divert attention of masses from the real issues and that Punjab is subjected to exploitation which would not be allowed. He asked the government to review the decision and adopt measures that help masses and the business community.