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IHC seeks CNG station owners’ reply

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday sought reply from the CNG owners working in the capital city, on a petition filed against them by Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for allegedly stealing gas from the system. According to the petition, the CNG stations and the equipment installed there sucked gas from the system which resulted in its acute deficiency for domestic consumers. The SNGPL, in its petition, also sought vacation of the stay granted to the CNG stations by the same court, exempting them from the three-day CNG closure under the gas load management plan. Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan heard the petition. Counsel for the SNGPL, Asim Hafeez advocate, submitted that gas pressure in main lines had declined considerably after the court orders suspending the Petroleum Ministry’s load management plan, and due to the increased gap between demand and supply of gas. He stated that domestic consumers had been left at the mercy of the CNG stations. He added that the CNG stations owners had concealed the fact from the court that the stay order would affect domestic consumers.
The counsel for the SNGPL prayed to the court to vacate the stay, enabling it to close the CNG stations in accordance with its schedule. After hearing his arguments, Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan issued notices to the CNG owners and adjourned hearing until December 8.
IHC seeks reply from CDA on STP issue: In response to a petition filed by five housing societies of Sector E-11 against the Capital Development Authority (CDA) for not connecting their sewerage lines with the city’s main sewerage system, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a notice to the civic agency’s chairman.
Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddique heard the case. National Police Foundation (NPF), Multi-Professional Cooperative Housing Society (MPCHS), Federation of Employees Cooperative Housing Society (FECHS), Pakistan Medical Cooperative Housing Society (PMCHS) and Services Cooperative Housing Society (SCHS), in their petition, submitted that during the development work in their housing schemes, they came to know that the construction of sewage treatment plant (STP) was not technically feasible for them which could cause blockage of sewerage lines in their societies The IHC sought reply from the CDA chief on the issue.

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