islamabad -

The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Saturday asked the government to review gas loadshedding schedule and ensure uninterrupted supply of natural gas to CNG sector for five days a week.

CNG is the only business in the world which remains closed for 18 days a month while it works partially in rest of the days due to unprecedented loadshedding pushing us to the brink, said Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA.

In a statement issued here, Paracha said that APCNGA has repeatedly given practical recommendation to the caretaker government to resolve the energy issue but unfortunately not a single proposal was accepted.

The proposals, he said, would have added 1500MW power to the system and made gas available for additional 24 hours a week to the CNG and fertiliser sectors and the general industry, he said.

Ghiyas Paracha also said that following the suit of former government, the incumbent government has been taking unilateral decisions which will result in destruction of the CNG sector for which the top functionaries will be responsible.

He said country is being destroyed to promote influential owners of captive power plants which will not be tolerated. Other sectors have alternatives fuels available and they can store their produce while CNG sector enjoys no such facility. More, unjust loadshedding is also taking toll on election related activities but the government is following the unjust gas distribution policies of the former set up which is beyond understanding.