CNG dealers to approach court against SSGC decision
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