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CNG stations to be closed at 8pm again

KARACHI: Hours after the reopening of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Sindh, CNG pumps will be closed once again today at 8:00pm, ARY News reported.

There was no schedule to show when they will reopen again.

After six days of the closure of CNG stations across the province owing to suspension of gas supply, they  reopened last night as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) resumed supply of gas for 24 hours.

A day earlier, Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced that gas supply has been restored to the CNG sector in Sindh.

Addressing media in Karachi alongside Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, the petroleum minister had said that the days long crisis will be over as the supply has been restored to CNG sector.

“Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered me to immediately fly to Karachi and resolve this issue,” said the minister, adding that he will only fly back after resumption of gas to CNG stations in Karachi.

He told media that upon his arrival in the city, he met all stake holders after which he reached an agreement with CNG association.

The minister maintained that the federal government is trying to ensure that Sindh’s industrial sector doesn’t go through gas load shedding, adding that a large number of industries shifted to LNG to survive in Punjab.

It is pertinent to note here that the people of the province continued to suffer owing to closure of CNG pumps for the sixth day on Saturday as SSGC suspended gas supply to CNG stations and power plants of all general industries for an “indefinite period of time.”

The company said it was facing acute shortage of gas and low pressure in the system.

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