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Gas supply to be resumed to CNG sector tonight, announces minister

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday announced that the supply of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will be restored in Karachi and Sindh at around 8PM today, ARY News reported.

Addressing media in Karachi alongside Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, the petroleum minister said that the days long crisis will be over as the supply will be restored to CNG sector at 8PM before he flies off to Islamabad at 9PM.

“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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