APCNGA goes on hunger strike

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday went on a hunger strike to protect the interests of 80 million users of CNG-powered vehicles, 3.7 million owners of vehicles using economical fuel, safeguard the investment of Rs400 billion in the CNG sector and end gas shortages.


“We are protesting against the anti-CNG policies of the government, politically motivated gas distribution, five-day gas cuts in Punjab, continuous maltreatment, and abuse of power by authorities,” said Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA, Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha.


“In a bid to introduce costly imported LNG and LPG to benefit a few influential stakeholders, the government has been systematically destroying the CNG sector and this should be resisted,” said Paracha.

He said that efforts to get people to switch to costly liquid fuels met with failure. In the process, millions of jobs were lost, consumers were deprived of economical transportation, and investment of approximately Rs400 billion was at stake.


Paracha demanded reversal of all the anti-CNG moves, abandoning projects which were to benefit few and reduce the duration of gas outages in Punjab.

Courtesy:  The News

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