ISLAMABAD - The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Monday announced hunger strike to be started from Tuesday against anti-CNG policies of the incumbent government.

Finding no other option to keep the government away from anti-CNG policies, the CNG association (APCNGA) is now going to opt hunger strike as a way to seek some air of relief from petroleum ministry for the once robust CNG industry already bearing heavy brunt of petroleum ministry’s design to wipe it out from the country in phase wise.

Ahead of general elections in the country, with expected changes in power corridors, the APCNGA viewing the gravity of situation and business interests of the industry, Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA has demanded ‘reversal of all the anti-CNG moves, abandoning projects which are to benefit few and reduce gas loadshedding duration in Punjab’.

All Pakistan CNG Association has announced that hunger strike will be starting from Tuesday and a hunger strike camp would also be arranged near Kulsoom Plaza, Blue Area at 12 pm while a press conference will be held at 4 pm. All the office bearers and members of the APCNGA will participate in the hunger strike, it added.

We are protesting anti-CNG policies of the government, unjust gas distribution, 5-day gas load shedding for CNG sector in Punjab and continuous discrimination by authorities, said Ghiyas.

He said, “Government has endangered millions of jobs, deprived masses of facility of economical transportation and destroying investment of around Rs 400 billion. All the policies are being framed to destroy CNG sector since year.

CNG operators are being harassed while Punjab has been subjected to five-day gas loadshedding which amounts to punishing 80 million masses. Some important officials, hand in glove with influential energy mafia, have laid siege to the CNG sector and made life of masses miserable in a bid to plunder the country.”