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Chairman of the APCNGA’s Supreme Council Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha.—File Photo
Chairman of the APCNGA’s Supreme Council Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha.—File Photo

KARACHI: The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) has taken strong exception to Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif’s remarks dubbing all CNG station operators thieves.

“The baseless statement indicates non-serious, unethical and childish attitude of the minister who has used non-parliamentary language which was never expected from him. Masses have not voted [the] PML-N to power to listen to baseless allegations and false statements but to get their long-standing problems resolved,” Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, chairman of the APCNGA’s Supreme Council, said in a statement.

“Theft in the CNG sector is nominal while majority of those involved in stealing gas are influential politicians. No government would ever take action against crooked politicians but blame others for their faults which is hypocrisy.”

Mr Paracha said some elements had been misguiding people about the CNG sector by using false figures and some politicians had been issuing childish statements which reflected badly on their credibility. —PPI

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Mohammad Farooq Jun 10, 2013 08:57am

Unfortunately Khawaja Asif does not think before saying something. He also leveled baseless accusations against Shoukat Khanam Hospital in the past.

FarmerDr Jun 10, 2013 10:35am

Theft of Gas and Electricity from other citizens is unpatriotic, perhaps it should attract the punishment for treason particularly when the guilty individuals are not the poor but are powerful, influential figures.

ailly Jun 10, 2013 12:04pm

my dear Ghiyas Abdullah you and your association is not clean in its functions. whereas Kh Asif is renowned 'thief' ... if any of the ministers or influential politicians are stealing CNG why don't you report the matter to higher concerns or relevant authorities or for that matter you are part of this 'theft' if you did not reported the matter earlier. This is our country who will safe its interest ? you popped up the gun at Kh Asif only once he labelled you as a 'thief', had he not said so you would has stayed. So all CNG people are 'thief' is incorrect, and you never highlighted this 'theft' matter to higher authorities you are equally guilty and a profound 'thief' at least for the time being unless you bring out the names of people stealing CNG.

ailly Jun 10, 2013 04:07pm

@Mohammad Farooq: well done, carry on until we root out these so called national leaders, who does not even know the number of hours load-shedding happens in their own constituencies.