ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) here on Monday directed Islamabad administration to remove multiple CNG cylinders from all public transport vehicles.

Chief Justice IHC, Justice Muhammad Anwar Kasi, issued these directions to assistant commissioner (AC) Islamabad city, Muhammad Ali, and also directed him to submit a report before the court in this regard.

During the hearing, the AC informed the court that the government has been implementing court orders and due to this, the transporters have been on strike for the last several days. He added that general public has been facing severe problems due to the strike. However, the CJ observed that the court could not allow the public transporters to install multiple cylinders.

Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Qazi Rafi-ud-Din told the court that the respondent government institutions have submitted comments. Upon which the CJ said that the respondent should submit detailed compliance report.

But the CJ directed the city government officials to go out of air-conditioned rooms and work in the field.

Earlier, the IHC had directed on May 30, 2013 the secretary Islamabad Transport Authority (ITA), chief commissioner and secretary interior to inspect all vehicles carrying multiple cylinders and remove the extra cylinders, especially from vehicles transporting schoolchildren and college students.­