MUZAFFARGARH - The CNG supply has been suspended from Monday for three days in Multan region under the gas load management plan of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources. On the other hand, transporters are fleecing the commuters by charging 20 percent extra fares by exploiting the CNG suspension in their favour. Scuffles were observed at different bus terminals in southern Punjab as there is no mechanism to check the malpractice of the transporters. The Regional Transport Authority which has been supposed to keep a check, has become merely a monthly receiving authority. The transporters raised the fares when diesel prices were increased pretending that they were using High Speed Diesel and now they were extorting 50 percent more fares than fixed by the Punjab government. The CNG supply has been stopped from Monday morning at 6:00am, which remaining suspended until Wednesday and would be restored on Thursday morning at 6:00am for the customers in the cities/towns of Multan region including Muzaffargarh, Multan, Khanewal, Layya, Vehari, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur, and Chichawatni. CNG Association spokesman Rana Shiraz Bashir slamming the three-day suspension of gas supply to the customers said that they did not accept this unilateral decision of the authority and would soon formally announce launching a movement against it, which would not stop until their demand fulfilled. Shopkeepers challaned, fined: The Special Price Magistrates in the district have challaned 102 shopkeepers for violating the Price Control Act and collected 20,800 as fine during the last week. They have warned the shopkeepers dealing in dibbles to desist from fleecing the consumers and ensure availability of essential items at fixed rates otherwise strict action would be taken against the defaulters.