The current gas crisis in Pakistan made life of citizens difficult worsening day by day due to cold weather in winter season.
Commercial and residential users of gas have been severely affected by the shortage as it is increasingly becoming difficult for them to cook food.
Federal Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan said the gas crisis including the problem of low gas pressure in Pakistan would be resolved soon as steps were being taken to mitigate the sufferings of the consumers.
The government has decided to close CNG stations across Punjab and Islamabad 28th Dec to 10th Jan 2020.
Government has notified a ban on the import of furnace oil, and is looking to move the generation of electricity to LNG and coal in the future.
Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered that boards of directors of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and SSGCL be dissolved owing to the prevailing gas shortfall in the country.
The premier also gave directions for further strict action against gas suppliers, as the CNG crisis continued to disrupt public transport. The demand for gas has increased in Pakistan’s domestic sector with the change in weather.
Already facing power shortage, people are forced to rely on alternative sources of gas in Pakistan. Meanwhile, industrialists have decided to shut down their factories in Karachi in the wake of worsening gas crisis.