All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) and Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) have given seven days ultimatum to federal government for the withdrawal of its decision of 3-day CNG stations closure in Sindh.

While addressing a joint press conference by APCNGA and KTI at a local hotel here on Wednesday, President of Transport Ittehad and APCNGA Sindh Chairman Shabbir Suleman said that the federal government had taken this decision to deprive the province of its basic rights. “Not only the CNG owners will be affected from this decision but the people would also have to suffer due to CNG closure for three days,” he said.

Shabbir Suleman said that if the three-day closure schedule was not withdrawn in seven days, then in first phase, they would stage protest outside SSGC headquarters in Karachi and in second phase, they would shut CNG stations across the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Irshad Bokhari moved one more step ahead with APCNGA chairman and said that if the CNG schedule was not withdrawn in seven days, then the transporters would not operate their vehicles on roads until their demands were met. He said that they did not want people to suffer in Ramazan but through three-day closure schedule, thousands of people associated with transport business would suffer, therefore, they had finalized this painful decision. He announced that transporters would also take part in APCNGA protest outside SSGC headquarters.