CNG to be availabe for whole week in Punjab from tomorrow
Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday said that gas will be provided to the CNG sector in Punjab, six days in a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and full day on Sunday from April 1.
Addressing a ceremony regarding CNG restoration organized by All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) and media at a local hotel, he said that Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) would start coming in the country till the end of current year which would help in overcoming the gas shortage.
He said that there would be surplus gas at the end of constitutional tenure of present government adding that 35 percent decrease in the price of LPG was also under consideration. The minister said the government has to provide gas to fertilizer companies, industries, power plants and other sectors adding that the country was facing crisis of gas shortage while a considerable decrease could also be observed in loadshedding if the power houses would be provided gas on full capacity.
He said that billions of rupees were invested in the CNG sector but the previous government did not evolve any comprehensive and effective policy for the development of this sector due to which the sector was facing severe crisis. He said the PML-N government was making day and night efforts for the betterment and rehabilitation of the CNG sector. Khaqan Abbasi said that there would be less gas shortage in next winter season.
Later, the Federal Minister distributed shields among the representatives of the association.
On this occasion, APCNGA Supreme Council Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha said that earnings of million of people were associated with the CNG sector and the government must reserve a specific share of LNG to the CNG sector. He said that 25 percent gas could be saved if domestic users stop use of generators, adding that a system of gas distribution on equal price should be developed. He assured the government of their full cooperation in resolving issues of the CNG sector.