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December 22, 2011

Wassan orders action against vehicles using defective CNG kits

Islamabad

December 22, 2011

Karachi
Home Minister Sindh Manzoor Hussain Wassan has directed the Home Department and Police to take action under a comprehensive strategy against vehicles using faulty and expired CNG kits.
He issued these orders at a meeting with Police and CPLC officials at his office on Wednesday. He instructed making the public bound to use proper functioning CNG kits. He directed keeping passenger vehicles with faulty or expired CNG kits off the roads as they posed a grave threat to the commuters’ lives.
The minister was told that a large number of passenger and cargo vehicles use expired kits, adding that after five years the CNG kits expired and needed replacement. He was also told that standard kits were not made in the local market and were imported from European countries, which also had a life of five years.
The minister was of the view that putting people’s lives at risk for the sake of money was brutal which could not be tolerated. While expressing condolences over the deaths of 12 people after CNG kit of their van blasted at Hingorja a day earlier, he ordered inquiry into the incident, saying those responsible for the horrible accident would not be spared.

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