Advisor to PM on Petroleum Dr. Asim Hussain has further heightened the anxiety of an already worried people by saying that the CNG filling stations would be closed in phases.

Dr Asim said this while replying to a question asked during the question hour in the Senate session.

Justifying the phased closure of CNG stations, Dr Asim said they gobble up all the gas. Providing gas to the CNG stations was a wrong policy... 75 per cent of the gas production is being supplied to residential consumers, he added.

Meanwhile, people faced severe difficulties due to 24-hour CNG stations closure in Sindh, including Karachi, from 8:00am Friday morning.