LAHORE - All Pakistan CNG Association, while calling off the decision of strike call given for Thursday (today) in Lahore, has urged Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to raise the voice of the people of Punjab before the federal government before things get out of control. The Association launched protest demonstration at the Lower Mall here on Wednesday and chanted slogans against the government. They said that the association has postponed the strike on temporary basis owing to peoples difficulties, which were already facing two days loadshedding. They said that the government had discriminatory attitude towards CNG stations, which were, they added, utilizing less gas as compared to other industries. They said that they would announce their new strategy after meeting with the Prime Minster Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani before the Economic Coordination Committee meeting expected to be held in few days. They said that the reason behind gas loadshedding was that the government was providing cheap gas to Independent Power and Captive Power Plants and depriving the common people from using CNG, which was a cheap fuel for millions of people. They alleged that despite the gas shortage, gas supply was not suspended to fertilizer plants. We decided to stage protest and sit-in in all the districts of Punjab against the unjust gas loadshedding, a member of the association said while talking to The Nation. He said that the federal government had adopted a discriminatory attitude towards Punjab, as there was no gas loadshedding in the other provinces. During their protest, the protestors blocked the road in front of Civil Secretariat Punjab, resulting into traffic jam on the Lower Mall for an hour. Meanwhile, intra-city travelers had to face problems on Wednesday due to unavailability of CNG vans and rickshaws at city roads.