LAHORE - The SNGPL Employees Union CBA has set 15-day deadline for the govt to accept its demands besides arresting the culprits responsible for firing on an employee of the company and announced to carry on strike at 8 to 10am until Nov 25 in all offices from Sui to Peshawar. This was decided in a meeting of the Central Executive Committee of the union at Gulberg office where it was also decided that the union would hold a press conference on Wednesday (today) in this regard. Meanwhile, the SNGPL Employees Union CBA President has claimed that staff of all sub-offices of the Lahore region continued to observe pen-down strike with their offices locked from inside all the daylong. After the firing on SNGPL staffer, following a crackdown drive against gas stealing, employees of the Gulberg and Sheikhupura Sui Gas offices, on the call of union, had held protest demonstrations in front of their offices, burnt tyres and chanted slogans against the govt and the alleged gas stealers, who were also stated to have been responsible for the firing. Staff of the all 18 branches of the Lahore region, which include Sheikhupura, Okara, Multan Road and Gulber etc remained on strike, locking their customer care centres from inside whole the day. The SNGPL Acting President Abrar Ahmed said that staff would not observe the strike as the management would try to convince the union and added that this was not the solution of the issue. He further said that culprit was unidentified and as to how they could be arrested. He pointed out the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited has approved an elite force to accompany the staff who will crackdown the CNG stations to check gas stealing in view of guarding them all over Punjab and NWFP.