The district administrations of Peshawar and Mardan divisions on Saturday imposed bans on opening of all CNG stations in the districts from January 1 to January 31. In separate notifications, the decision has been made on the recommendation of Sui-Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) and Home and Tribal Affairs Department.
All the CNG stations situated in both divisions would be closed to ensure a sufficient supply of gas to minimize the suffering of the domestic consumers. The ban has been imposed under section 144 of Cr.PC and strict action would be taken against those found guilty of flouting the order under section 188, said official statements.
Following directives of Deputy Commissioner, district administration Mardan has directed closure of CNG stations from January 1 to January 31. The decision has been taken on the guidelines issued by Home Department aiming at uninterrupted supply of sui gas to domestic consumers. Strict action would be taken against violators under section 188 of the Pakistan Penal Code, said an official statement issued here Saturday.