The CNG stations had been closed from today morning for further 24 hours and would be reopening on Tuesday morning after the latest 4 days’ long gas shutdown in the province of Sindh, as per the reports of local media.
The shortage of gas has intensified as the winter season has approached and the consumers are experiencing the issue of low gas pressure.
Many homes in the various localities of Karachi as well as in other parts of Sindh are facing the problem of low gas pressure resulting in headache to housewives in cooking.
The situation is not better in the different cities of the province of Punjab where the unannounced gas load shedding resulting in issues for the citizens in Lahore as well as in other areas of the province. The export industries are being provided with the gas supply on a preferential basis.
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It is important to mention that the CNG stations across Sindh were reopened after the closure of the 4 days as long queues of the automobiles were witnessed on the filling stations on Saturday.
The CNG stations shutdown had further aggravated the influx of the travellers in Karachi using public transport.
As per the reports of a sudden decrease in temperature throughout the country that has intensified the current gas crisis as the total shortfall has decreased to 600 million metric cubic feet a day (MMCFD) that might force the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for reducing the supply to the sectors other than local consumers.
The reduction of the gas supply has affected not just the domestic consumers but also the users of the CMG for the past many days.
Regarding the changing weather conditions, officials said that Pakistan was the 5th most affected country by climate change. The intensity of winter these days is severely harsh, thus increasing the gas demand in all provinces.
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