ISLAMABAD: CNG stations remained closed in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and parts of Balochistan for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday due to the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) strike increasing the woes of the general public.
It should be mentioned here that the citizens of the Punjab could not buy the fuel gas for seven days now owing to the scheduled weekly closure of gas coupled with the ongoing strike.
The worst situation was witnessed in major cities where CNG closure has entered the seventh day while petrol is now scarce as the filling stations remained closed.
According to sources, owners of petrol pumps joined the strike of the APCNGA and closed down their filling stations, as the government is not taking any notice of their strike.
Distressed by the CNG strike, the citizens headed to petrol pumps; however soon afterwards, petrol pumps were closed in several cities including Islamabad and Lahore owing to a shortage of fuel.
In Islamabad, public transport remained off the road after the CNG stations were closed. Commuters had a harrowing time as they waited for public transport in despair.