CNG deal­ers to ap­proach court against SSGC de­ci­sion

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

KARACHI: An emer­gency meet­ing of CNG Deal­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (CDA) on Tues­day de­cided to ap­proach the court against the de­ci­sion of Sui South­ern Gas Com­pany (SSGC) to shut down gas sup­plies to CNG fill­ing sta­tions twice a week. The meet­ing presided over by the chair­man CDA Ab­dus Sami Khan also de­cided to defy SSGC's de­ci­sion to shut down CNG Sta­tions for two days in a week. "We will not close our sta­tions for two days and if SSGC stops gas sup­plies to CNG sta­tion we will move to the court", Khan said.

He said that most of the par­tic­i­pants of the meet­ing have expressed re­sent­ment over this de­ci­sion and they wanted to get the help of Sindh High Court in this re­gard.

Khan said that more than 60 mem­bers in­clud­ing of­fice bear­ers of the as­so­ci­a­tion at­tended the meet­ing which also dis­cussed the is­sue of cut in the mar­gin of petroleum deal­ers.

He said that CDA del­e­ga­tion is leav­ing for Is­lam­abad Wed­nes­day morn­ing to at­tend a meet­ing con­vened by the Petroleum Min­istry to dis­cuss mar­gin is­sue. We will also raise the is­sue of CNG sta­tions at the meet­ing, he added.

Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion, he said that there are 12 to 14 CNG sta­tions in the city that have ob­tained a stay or­der from Sindh High Court last year against the pos­si­ble shut down of gas from SSGC.

He said that since SSGC has ex­empted those sta­tions from gas load shed­ding, the other CNG sta­tions will also move to the court to get sim­i­lar stay. Mean­while, chair­man Na­tional Fo­rum for En­vi­ron­ment and Health (NFEH) Naeem Qureshi has also op­posed SSGC de­ci­sion, say­ing that the level of pol­lu­tion has re­duced by 20 per­cent in the city since the in­tro­duc­tion of CNG ve­hi­cles. -App

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