CNG stations in Peshawar now to remain open three days a week

By: News Desk
Published: 11:15 AM, 16 Jan, 2022
CNG stations in Peshawar now to remain open three days a week
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It seems that Defence Minister Pervez Khattak’s argumentation with Prime Minister Imran Khan over the gas crisis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) at the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) parliamentary party meeting a few days back has worked as the government has now decided to open CNG stations in Peshawar three days a week, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.

According to the notification issued by Deputy Commissioner Captain (r) Khalid Mehmood, the CNG stations in the city will now remain open on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

A few days ago, on Thursday (January 13, 2022), Pervez Khattak had left the ruling PTI meeting held in Islamabad in fury following an ‘altercation’ with Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on the severe gas crisis in the country, particularly in KP.

Quoting its sources, the channel reported that when at last he was brought back to the meeting room, Khattak did not spare Prime Minister Imran Khan either whom he also severely criticized.

“We, the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) got you elected as the country’s prime minister. But it is sad that there is an extreme gas shortage in the province. KP has the largest gas reserves. We also produce electricity. And still, we are deprived of these resources,” he reportedly said to the prime minister in anguish.

“And if the same situation persists, people of the province will not vote for you,” he told PM Imran in clear and unambiguous terms.

Reporter Syed Azmat