Karachi: Government Shall Compensate to the People expired due to gas cylinder blast. Use of CNG in public transport shall completely be banned. For not examining the sub standard cylinder cases shall be registered against responsible staff of Hydrocarbon Development Institute of Pakistan (HDIP). These were told by Chairman, Consumers Association of Pakistan of Pakistan during an emergency session held in CAP Head Office.
At this occasion Vice Chairman Naeem Patel, General Secretary Engr. Farida Essa, Regional Chairman Sindh Dr. Naeem Khalid, Amir Siddiqui, Anwar Aziz Jakartawala, Arif Nadeem Zaidi were also present.
It was also stated by Chairman CAP that altogether 67 people lost their lives due to explosion of CNG cylinder being used in public transport during past three months. Even then HDIP has not taken any step to check the sub standard and unsafe cylinder to save the lives of innocent passengers. The cases of CNG cylinder explosion cases are increasing day by day because no serious attitude of HDIP.
The transporters are charging fare on the basis of diesel while the transports but are using CNG as fuel driven illegally, where cheap and low standard cylinder are being used threatening the lives of passengers.
Kaukab Iqbal demanded government to review the charges of public transport and issue certificates after stringent testing and the certificate should be displayed in the transport for safety and satisfaction of passenger. He further demanded that the charges should be formulated on the basis of CNG as fuel.
The outlets of sub standard cylinders shall be sealed with immediate effect and murder cases shall be registered against owners. He also put allegation on OGRA for its failure to protect right of consumers and asked government after shutting down OGRA transfer its authorities to Federal Ministry of Petroleum.
For more information, contact:
Consumers Association of Pakistan
Suite 709, Land Mark Plaza,
Muhammad Bin Qasim Road, I.I. Chundrigar Road,
Karachi 74200 – Pakistan
Tel: +9221 263 9729 and 30
Fax: +9221 263 9740