CNG stations in Karachi turn customers away

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Following the Supreme Court’s order to reduce price of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), many gas stations in Karachi closed down on Friday.
Most gas stations turned away customers on the pretext of having developed technical faults.
Despite being a public holiday, public transport remained sparse on the roads and people were forced to commute on rooftops of buses.
CNG Dealers Association chairman Abdul Sami Khan said some members had asked him how could they run their business in loss, but the association instructed them to reduce the price and keep their stations open.
Contrary to actual events, CNG Station Owners Association chairman Malik Khuda Bux claimed that all its members had reduced the price and their pumps were open across the country. Some pumps might have been closed because of low gas pressure, but all other pumps were operating normally, he added.