CNG stations are to remain closed for 3-days on a per week basis across Sindh, as per the reports of local media.
The Sui Southern Gas Company—SSGC announced that the compressed natural gas—CNG stations in the province of Sindh would remain closed for 3-days per week.
As per the shared details, the CNG stations would remain closed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The gas stations would close from 8:00 am in the morning on the aforementioned days for 24 hours.
Previously, on the 3rd of June the Karachi Transport Ittehad—KTI made the announcement to observe a strike on the 10th of July owing to the recent surge in the prices of CNG.
An official of the transport organisation informed that the transporters would not bring their vehicles on to the roads for protesting against the surge in the CNG prices.
He added that the transporters did not hike the bus fares even though the natural gas prices had surged by Rs.50 since the month of February this year.
Previously, on the 30th of June, the federal government increased the General Sales Tax on CNG by 2.5 per cent.
As per a notification issued by the Federal Board of Revenue—FBR the surge in GST of CNG is by 2.5percent. The consumers of natural gas have to deal with the additional load of Rs.19 per kilogram of CNG due to the GST hike.
The CNG prices hiked to Rs.137 in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa while in the provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan the new prices for CNG would be Rs.125 per kilogram.