OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE The Lahore High Court on Thursday turned down the request of All Pakistan CNG Association against the three-day weekly gas suspension in Punjab after Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited informed the court that the sector was already being provided maximum gas. The association counsel objected the figures of gas supply and demand produced by the Sngpl, however, the court asked him to file a separate petition to challenge the same. The Sngpl counsel Umar Sharif submitted that the CNG filling station across the province was being given 87 per cent of its consumption while all the other sectors including textile were receiving less than 60 per cent to meet their demand for production. The Sngpl counsel argued the association wanted to create its monopoly. He said the gas load was being allocated among all sectors keeping in view the priorities of each sector. Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah thoroughly studied the gas allocation break-up for all sectors and refused to stay the three-day weekly gas loadshedding for CNG filling stations. The judge also observed that under the prevailing circumstances, all sectors should contribute its share for survival of the country. He dismissed the stay application of the CNG association, however, sought reply from Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) on its main writ petition challenging the act of federal government/Economic Coordination Committee of implementing gas load management plan bypassing Ogras lawful jurisdiction. The association through its central chairman Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha submitted that the government had no jurisdiction to implement the gas loadshedding. He said not only public but families belonged to CNG business were facing great difficulties and financial loss. security THREATS: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sh Azmat Saeed on Thursday remarked that courts could not be held behind closed doors due to security threats. The CJ issued these remarks while hearing suo motu notice taken into terrible incident of firing on the premises of Rawalpindi district courts, leaving four persons dead. The CJ regretted over the recent incident of firing in Multan district court and said wounds of Rawalpindi incident were not healed so far and Multan incident had added insult to the injury. The CJ directed IGP to strictly adhere to security plan and sought detailed report on Multan incident. The court will resume hearing on January 13.