LAHORE - Motorists are suffering heavily due to the severe shortage of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as long queues of vehicles at the filling stations have become a routine matter here in the City. Sources in the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) said that the gas shortfall on Saturday touched 700 million cubic feet while gas was in high demand due to the chilly weather. They further revealed that the domestic consumers were also suffering due to the supply and demand gap. Long queues of motorists were witnessed at several CNG stations in the City as dozens of CNG stations suspended the gas supply due to the low pressure and gas loadshedding. "I have visited five to seven CNG stations in Faisal Town and Model Town localities to get CNG but to no avail," Mahmood Ali, a motorist said. He said that due to the very low pressure of gas, the CNG stations were left with no other option but to suspend the gas supply. When contacted, Naeem Akhtar, a CNG filling station worker said that they had to stop gas supply during electricity loadshedding and low pressure of gas. The domestic consumers complained that the pressure of the gas was so low that they were unable to cook anything. "We have not had gas supply for cooking for the last 48 hours," Rehana Bibi, a resident of Mughalpura said when contacted. "The gas, electricity and CNG shortages have paralysed life in the City. Is there anyone to redress the grievances of the public?" questioned Malik Mushtaq, a resident of Kot Lakhpat area. Rabia Noreen, a resident of Factory Area said that it seemed that the government was not interested in solving the problems of the people. She further said that the acute shortage of gas, coupled with the onslaught of fuel and electricity shortages, had brought the economic activity in the province to a grinding halt. Dozens of CNG stations remained closed in Iqbal Town, Mughalpura, Multan Road, Johar Town, Samanabad, Garhi Shahu and Shadman areas.