ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has called a high-level meeting today (Monday) to review gas load shedding issue and take the industrial and CNG sectors into confidence with regard to the gas load management plan. It seems that the tug-of-war among fertiliser, cement, textile and CNG sectors with regard to gas supply will come to a halt, as the PM is keen to address the Chief Minister Punjab's concerns about the future of provincial industry. However, the above said profit-oriented sectors are unlikely to make any compromise on gas supply at the cost of their business. Chairman of the All Pakistan CNG Association, Central, Ghayas Abdullah Paracha, told The Nation that the gas supply to fertiliser, cement and textile sectors had been closed to 3 months per a year since 1971. However, from last year the incumbent Government has given relaxation to help these industrial sectors by providing supply of gas throughout the year with two-day closure in a week. The SNGPL has enough gas but it is not providing to CNG stations, he said. He said that the authorities concerned neither maintained domestic gas pressure nor provided it to the CNG sector. Criticising the industrial sector's demand of undisturbed gas supply, he said that the industrial sector was wrong in its demand, as it could run the industry on the furnace oil with nominal charges but the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) sector could not do so. He further said that the members of SNGPL and SSGC owned big shares in cement, textile and fertiliser sectors and they were pressurising the Government to open supply to these sectors without any break. The All Pakistan CNG Association has threatened to stage a sit-in in front of the Parliament House and file a writ in the high court if the Government did not change the gas load management schedule. Ghayas Abdullah Paracha said that Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani had ordered the SNGPL to follow one-day gas load management plan, but the authority concerned was forcefully closing down all stations twice a week. He further said that being a big stakeholder, the CNG sector should be invited in this meeting, as without its consultation a decision on load shedding would be unjust. Rana Farooq, Federal Minister for Textile, said that the textile industry was the main industry with regard to import and export so the Government should implement the decisions of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet regarding provision of gas to the various sectors. He further informed that from January 2011, gas supply to fertiliser sector would be stopped for 45 days and the same would be done with the cement industry. About today's meeting, he said that it would produce positive impact and would be result-oriented to resolve the gas supply issue. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif is invited specially after his claim that a conspiracy was under way against industrialisation of Punjab as the gas load shedding had immobilised the industrial sector of the province. The CM Punjab is expected to attend this meeting. Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Secretary Petroleum Imtiaz Qazi, Naeem Malik, Managing Director Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Rasheed Loon MD Sui Northern Gas Company, and Faizullah Abbasi, MD Sui Southern Gas Company, will attend this exclusive meeting.