CNG stations across the province will remain closed for a week starting today, Tuesday, announced the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). They will open on Tuesday, 29 June, at 8 am.
The reason behind this closure is the shortage in supply.
Sameer Najam Al Hussain, the coordinator of the Sindh zone of the All Pakistan CNG Association, says the decision comes after they received a notification of gas supply closure for an indefinite period.
The budget of 2021-22 gave rise to concerns over a price hike for CNG due to a proposed general sales tax on the LNG by the government. The all Pakistan CNG association said that the imposition of new and additional taxes of LNG will increase the price of CNG from Rs.6 to Rs.9 per Kilogram.