ISLAMABAD  - The All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Tuesday said around a dozen private local and foreign gas companies, incompetent bureaucracy and illegal supply of gas on massive scale to influential are reasons behind unending gas crisis in Pakistan.

In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha, Chairman Supreme Council APCNGA, said that private gas companies have long been involved in power politics, manipulation and maneuvering which has taken masses and economy as hostage. It asked the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to take note of the deteriorating situation to take corrective measures so that domestic, industrial and CNG sectors could get a sigh of relief.

He said that if a gas company gets a contract, others would stop the execution through bureaucratic intrigues, collusion with certain NGOs or invoke the courts. Similarly, the company facing conspiracy would do its best to settle score with opponents.