CNG stations in Sindh closed for indefinite period

KARACHI: The All-Pakistan CNG Association has announced closure of all CNG stations across Sindh for an indefinite period in protest against alleged high-handedness and threats hurled by a senior officer of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra).


The decision was announced on Wednesday by the chairman of the association’s Sindh chapter, Shabbir Sulemanjee, after key stakeholders of the CNG sector met Ogra’s deputy director for Karachi, Altaf Shah.

A delegation of the All-Pakistan CNG Association-Sindh, CNG Dealers Association, CNG Owners Association and Sindh CNG Association — led by Mr Sulemanjee, Abdul Sami Khan, Malik Khuda Bux and Abdul Rafi Abbasi — had met Mr Shah to share their concerns over what they called “consistent and continuous violation of rules by Ogra” regarding determination of retail prices of the fuel for Sindh.

According to Mr Sulemanjee, Mr Shah, instead of resolving the issues, threatened the delegation that stern action would be taken against CNG stations in case they did not reverse their decision to sell the commodity by the litre.