Interim Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso directed all CNG pump stations to stop the provision of CNG to private vehicles that are over 1000cc, Radio Pakistan reported.
The interim prime minister said if any CNG pump station violated the order, it would be fined Rs50,000.
If the violation is repeated, the CNG station will have to pay Rs100,000 as fine. In case of the violation is repeated for a third time, the CNG pump station will be sealed for at least six months.
Acute shortage of gas supply was cited as the reason for the move.
- The step is being taken due to short supply of gas from different fields, the announcement said.
- These decisions, after being vetted by the Ministry of Law, will come into force on May 25th, 2013.
- These instructions shall not be applicable on public transport as defined in West Pakistan Public Transport Act 1961.