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SHC directs removal of substandard CNG fittings


KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday once again directed the Sindh transport authorities and deputy inspector general (DIG) traffic to take measures for removal of substandard gas cylinders/tanks and CNG fittings from the public transport vehicles and furnish a compliance report within one month. A division bench headed by Justice Irfan Saddat Khan gave this direction on a petition of a non-government organisation, United Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, seeking restriction on substandard gas cylinders and CNG kits from public and private transport. The two-judge bench noted that time and again it had issued directives for removal of substandard gas cylinders and CNG kits but no positive steps appear to have been taken by the provincial authorities. It directed provincial transport authorities and deputy inspector general (DIG) traffic to take measures for removal of substandard gas cylinders/tanks and CNG fittings from the public transport authorities and submit compliance report within one month. Rana Faizul Hassan, representing the NGO, submitted that several people had lost their lives due to the use of substandard gas cylinders in public transport, but the authorities concerned failed to take action against such traffic violations. He prayed to the court to order removal of substandard cylinders, and government-verified cylinders/CNG kits be used by public and private transport to prevent accidents. 

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