The Sui Southern Gas Company Limited has ordered a three-day closure of CNG stations across Sindh due to a shortage of gas in the province.
Accordingly, the stations closed at 8 AM today and will reopen at 8 AM on Monday, 11 October.
Disconcerted by the sudden closure, motorists demand that the provincial government explain the off-season dearth of gas prior to the winter.
Gas prices in Sindh and Punjab were increased on Monday, 4 October, and the Chairman of the All Pakistan CNG Association, Ghiyas Paracha, announced that the hike was a result of an increase in sales tax. Consequently, CNG now costs Rs. 124 per liter in Punjab and Rs. 184 per kg in Sindh.
ProPakistani reported yesterday that Pakistan may be headed towards a gas shortage following three consecutive years of supply constraints.