Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations across the Sindh province will remain closed for 24 hours.
According to the details, all stations will be closed from 8 am Friday till 8 am Saturday. It is the third time that the gas stations were closed this week.
Sui Gas officials said that the stations running on RLNG will remain open, gas supply to RLNG stations is not facing any interruption.
According to the officials, complaints of gas shortage were received from areas of Korangi, Site North Karachi and Superhighway. Whereas, the areas of Urdu Bazar, Lyari, Sher Shah, New Karachi Dua Chowk, Sector 11 and Sector 9 areas and Chaakiwarda market are currently facing gas shutdown.
Residents of Malir Saeedabad, Shisha Gali, Zakia Palace and Khokhra Par also complained of gas shutdown.
Earlier this week, Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Sheikh said that it is the third winter during the tenure of the PTI-led government at the Centre and again this time people are facing a gas crisis.
He said that despite having the largest cabinet in the country’s history, consisting of more than half a dozen special assistants and advisers, the federal government, besides the energy ministry, was in a state of confusion.
In a statement, he said that all tall claims and promises made by the federal energy minister last year proved to be false. “The gas crisis is being aggravated by incompetent rulers and their failed policies,” he claimed.
The minister said that when the liquefied natural gas (LNG) was needed the federal government bought expensive furnace oil and when they needed furnace oil, they procured expensive LNG.