LAHORE: The strike called by All-Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has entered its fourth day on Saturday, inflaming the woes of the general public as life came to a standstill due to no mobility, Geo News reported.
The APCNGA on Friday involved owners of petrol pumps and requested them to close down their filling stations, as the government is not taking any notice of their strike and not ready to solve the issue.
The worst situation was witnessed in Lahore where CNG closure has entered the sixth day while petrol is now scarce as the filling stations were closed today.
In Peshawar, CNG stations remained closed for third day today while commuters were facing severe problems. However, some stations remained functional at Civil Quarters, Ring Road and Kohat Road where long queues were witnessed.
The situation was not much different in Quetta where partial strike was observed while long queues of customers were witnessed at stations that were selling CNG.
APCNGA Central Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha said that their strike would continue till the fulfillment of their demands and if the government does not take any notice they would close down all petrol pumps.
He said that they were in contact with the Petroleum Dealers Association and its office-bearers were ready to close down their filling stations against the imposition of the CESS tax.
CNG Dealers Association Senior Vice Chairman Afzal Mehar said that the All-Pakistan CNG Association has their full support, as they are not only fighting for their rights but also for the rights of the general public.
He said if the government would pass the CESS tax then it would be an extra burden on the general public. People were already facing hard time because of high inflation rate and now with increase in the price of CNG it would become very difficult for them to drive their vehicles on CNG.
Afzal Mehar said that the government should take serious notice and cancel this bill as soon as possible to give some relief to the general public.
Source: The News