Islamabad: Secretary Petroleum and Natural Resources Mr. Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry, held a meeting today with office bearers of All Pakistan CNG Association regarding review of Safety Measures in the CNG fitted Public Services vehicles.
Secretary Petroleum informed the participants that Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has already taken serious notice of the CNG blast incidents. CNG Association being an important stakeholder should work hand in hand with the government to facilitate the implementation of CNG safety measures. Office bearers of the All Pakistan CNG Association assured their full cooperation with the government.
All Pakistan CNG Association agreed to conduct mass awareness campaign in print media informing CNG consumers to conduct safety testing of their CNG kits and cylinders. All Pakistan CNG Association would publish in advertisement in 21st December, 2011 newspapers in this regard at their own expense and awareness banners and leaflets / pamphlets would also be displayed / distributed at all CNG stations across the country. All Pakistan CNG Association would conduct random monitoring for substandard installation of CNG kits and would not allow refilling to such vehicles.
To facilitate CNG filling stations across the country, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources would communicate to all the district administrations regarding providing assistance for controlling refilling to vehicles containing substandard CNG kits / cylinders.
A Seven days time frame has been mutually agreed upon for awareness rising, after which ban on refilling of public transport vehicles running on CNG would be implemented. Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP) was directed to work in two shifts to cater for burden of CNG cylinder’s testing.
For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326