The administration of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) has imposed section 144 on all the CNG stations of Islamabad for two months.
The administration took the decision to provide immediate relief to public at large, who are suffering from low pressure in the domestic natural gas supply.
According to the order issued from the office of the district magistrate Islamabad today, the CNG stations will be closed for 10 hours a day from 5:00 am to 10:00 am in the morning and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the evening.
The section 144 will be implemented from tomorrow and will continue for the next two months. The teams of federal capital administration will monitor the observance of the given timings.
District Magistrate Islamabad, Captain Retired Mushtaq Ahmad, said immediate action will be taken against the offenders.
Earlier the country suffered from an LNG shortage due to a fault at Port Qasim.
According to Pakistan GasPort Consortium Ltd (PGPC),
Operations at the recently inaugurated terminal had been suspended for a few days during routine commissioning tests—which include pumping gas to test the integrity of the system—after a leak was detected in an insulation joint connecting the PGPC system to the connecting pipeline infrastructure.
Gas supply was to resume after repairs but 3 more faults were discovered in the pipeline, which further delayed them.