Islamabad - The decision of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to keep all the CNG stations open for three days a week in twin cities has proved that stance of the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) was correct and justified.
Landmark decision on a case filed last year will help many to get jobs, improve transportation and budget of middle-class while helping hundreds to CNG operators avoid bankruptcy, said Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA. He said that the IHC has declared gas provision priority list amended by the former govt illegal and that SNGPL has no right to take decision about CNG outlets therefore all the CNG stations across Pakistan must be reopened immediately.
In a statement issued here on Thursday, he said that those elements in the former regime that changed the gas priority list unlawfully to help few influential should be brought to book as their steps aimed at personal welfare made live of millions a living hell.
Ghiyas Paracha said that the ECC of the former administration changed the gas priority list which resulted in losses of tens of billions to the government under the heads of gas wastage, tax collection and petrol import bill pushing millions to use costly fuel misbalancing household budgets.
The leader of the CNG sector furthers said that government has inked contracts of 12-month supply of natural gas to CNG sector and domestic consumers as they don’t have any alterative while other sectors having substitutes are bound in 9-month contracts.