Pakistan News Service

Saturday Nov 22, 2014, Muharram 29, 1436 Hijri
Logo Logo
LATEST :
Pakistan News Home -> Top -> News Details

CNG association calls off strike

11 June, 2012

ISLAMABAD: A large number of vehicles standing in a along queue for CNG refilling from government run station as many gas stations remained closed due
  Related News  
Nawaz, Zardari lay foundation stone of Thar Coal Power Project
PTI seeks control of power generation too: Shireen
  Related Articles  
Let us beautify Pakistan
By Saeed Qureshi
Let us Rise for a Grass-root Revolution in Pakistan
By Saeed Qureshi
  More on this View All
  Related News Poll

LAHORE: All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has called off its strike after getting assurances that its grievances will be addressed, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference, APCNGA Chairman Ghayas Paracha said that the association had decided to end the strike on the assurance given by Federal Petroleum Minister Asim Hussain of resolution of their issues. However, he warned the strike would be resumed in case no effective step was taken in three days.

Replying to a question, he said the purpose of the strike was to contain the spiraling rates of CNG. However, he apologised to the people as they were deprived of cheap vehicular fuel during the whole week.

Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan and other cities had faced major trouble as the CNG remained unavailable during the last five days with a few filling stations providing supply to the consumers in urban areas and some on highways.

Earlier, Paracha and Punjab leader Caption Shuja Anwar vowed to continue the strike despite pressure from the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL), All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (APTMA), fertiliser companies and other stakeholders.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has decided to purchase additional 35,000 tonnes of petrol to meet the future requirement, sources told our sources.

It is note worthy that major gas stakeholders, including SNGPL and APCNGA, have indulged in blame game while APTMA and fertiliser sector had also urged the association to end its strike.

The SNGPL also said that on the call of APCNGA, the strike was being observed against proposed Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) through the finance bill, but it clarified that no new cess was being levied.

Moreover, in a joint press briefing with Fertiliser Association and Independent Power Producers Advisory Council under the cover of Save Pakistan Industry Forum (SPIF), the APTMA members said that the number of people employed with CNG sector is merely 20,000, which is much lower if compared with industrial sector.

They said that APCNGA has started campaign in shape of strike rallies against their peaceful movement. Had strikes helped increase gas quota, the industrial workforce would have been on roads until now, they said. Earlier, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CNG Association on Sunday announced the end of strike after holding successful negotiations with Senator Ilyas Bilour. The announcement was made by president of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CNG Association, Pervaiz Khattak, during a press conference also attended by Bilour.

Meanwhile, Petroleum Minister Dr Asim Hussain on Sunday said that there was no shortage of petroleum in the country.

He said that artificial shortage of petroleum was created in some parts of the country and added that action would be taken against the petrol pump owners who were allegedly involved in creating the artificial shortage.

End.

 What do you think about the story ? Leave your comments!

Heading (Optional)
Your Comments: *

Your Name:*
E-mail (Optional):
City (Optional):
Country (Optional):
 
 
Field marked(*) are mandatory.
Note. The PakTribune will publish as many comments as possible but cannot guarantee publication of all. PakTribune keeps its rights reserved to edit the comments for reasons of clarity, brevity and morality. The external links like http:// https:// etc... are not allowed for the time being to be posted inside comments to discourage spammers.

  Speak Out View All
Imran - Qadri long march
Artilce 6 and Musharraf Trail
  Quick Vote Show Results
Question: "In view of the current situation do you think Talks with Taliban should take place only within the ambit of Article 4 of Objectives Resolution that defines our Common Purpose i.e. PM/ President down to all Pakistanis to work till we achieve the rights of Democracy, Freedom, Tolerance and Social Justice for all Pakistanis:"
Yes
No
 
Candid Corner
Exclusive by
Lt. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
LHC tells Sharif family to pay Rs 3.5bn mark-up on loan
Osama's killer comes forward to reveal his name
Suggested Sites