LAHORE All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) and Petroleum Dealers Association on Tuesday held a protest demonstration and demanded the federal and Punjab govts to ensure uninterrupted gas supply and restoration of lease and commission on petrol. They also announced to observe a two-day strike from December 27 in Lahore region if their problems were not resolved. The APCNGA made the decision at a general body meeting which was also attended by the representatives of transporters and Petroleum Dealers Association. The APCNGA Chairman Ghayas Abdullah Paracha while taking to media said they demanded the Punjab govt to immediately withdraw the decision of auctioning 650 petrol pumps and asked the federal government to revisit the commission on petrol and end the unjustified curtailed gas supply to the CNG stations. He said the government gave Rs0.50 per litre commission which should be revisited. Similarly, he urged the Punjab government to formulate a fair policy regarding the auction of petrol pump sites by consulting both their representative bodies. Ghayas said the petrol pump and CNG station owners would not participate in auction process, scheduled on December 28, if they were not consulted. Later, the representatives gathered at Liberty Chowk. A large number of rickshaw and taxi drivers also joined them, saying their businesses had been ruined after the closure of CNG stations. The protesters took out a rally and blocked the road causing, immense problems for the commuters. They were holding banners and placards as they demanded the govtt to save them from unemployment. Ghayas said the CNG sector was one of the biggest taxpayer, and despite the fact that it consumed only six per cent of gas, the supply had been blocked. He said the govt should end injustice with the CNG sector and exempt it from gas loadshedding. Ghayas recalled that over 2.5 million vehicles were being run on CNG, as people were relying on the cheaper fuel after continuous rise in diesel and petrol prices.