Thousands of daily wage earners were made jobless as all the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations and industrial units were stopped gas supply for three-day from Thursday morning. According to schedule, all CNG stations and industrial sector of Faisalabad will face gas suspension under load management schedule which started on Thursday morning. The spokesman of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) said the country is facing severe gas shortage. Therefore, to overcome gas shortfall, the SNGPL had evolved a load management schedule for CNG stations. Initially the gas closure was for 2 days in a week but when the shortage became more severe, the company extended the gas closure for CNG stations for up to 3 days in a week. On the other hand, the industrial sector of Faisalabad is adversely affected by the gas loadshedding as the production has come to a halt, bringing misery to the daily wagers, who have been told to go home and wait till resumption of normal gas supply during summer. The industrialists termed the 3-day closure a disaster for industrial sector and will stage a protest against gas loadshedding. They warned of continuous protests and non-payment of bills if the gas distribution was not done on equality. They pointed out that step motherly treatment was being meted out to Punjab where three day gas closure was being applied whereas it was only 18 hours in Sindh and no gas closure in KPK and Balochistan. They questioned that when it comes to distribution of resources and other issues, every province was treated at par but in the case of gas load shedding this formula was set aside. Transporters also took advantage of the situation by raising fares, causing difficulty to the commuters. The districts affected by three-day CNG closure include Faisalabad , Sargodha, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Mianwali, Khushaab and Chiniot.