Published On: Sun, Jan 12th, 2014
Published in Category: Karachi

CNG associations go on strike in Karachi

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KARACHI: Karachi Transport Ittehad and All Pakistan CNG Association have gone on a strike for an indefinite period in the metropolis in protest against the suspension of gas supply; however, the associations are split on the issue.

KTI President Syed Irshad Bukhari and APCA Chairman Shabbir Salman announced not to capitulate to the new schedule of CNG closure, saying the CNG associations rejected it absolutely.

They said the CNG stations will remain closed and transport will stay off roads in protest against the government’s decision to cut off gas supply on Thursdays and Fridays, adding the strike will continue until the previous schedule is restored.

Irshad Hussain Bukhari noted that the associations are well abreast of people’s troubles; however, he stressed that the gas closure shoved the transporters to the brink of ruination; hence, the situation necessitated this protest.

Meantime, two associations announced to disown the strike. CNG Dealers Associations Chairman Sami Khan demanded that the schedule of four-day suspension of gas in a week, should be changed.