Wednesday Dec 12 2018

SSGC stops gas supply to CNG stations, captive power plants


KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company late Tuesday night announced halt of gas supply to CNG stations and captive power plants of all general industries.

Zero-rated and rice export industries were excluded from the action.

The SSGC said that it is facing acute shortage of gas and low pressure in the system, which is affecting the adequate supply to domestic and commercials sectors.

Transport strike leaves commuters in limbo

Commuters were left stranded in Karachi and other cities and towns across Sindh after transporters announced a strike on Wednesday to protest against halting of gas supply to CNG stations.

SSGC's decision to halt gas supply prompted protest from CNG associations who had threatened to block Karachi’s main artery Shahrah-e-Faisal if supply was not resumed.

The Karachi Transport Ittehad (KTI) – a coalition of owners of private buses, minibuses, taxis and rickshaws in the metropolis – also went on strike beginning today, leaving commuters in limbo.