Islamabad, December 05, (Online): The residents of Rawalpindi City, Cantonment and other adjacent areas have complained of extreme gas shortage and demanded the government to direct the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) officials to solve the problem forthwith.
The residents of Sadiqabad, Haji Chowk, Muslim Town, Colonel Yousuf Colony, Dhoke Kala Khan, Chah Sultan, Dhoke Elahi Baksh, Dhoke Khabba, Pirwadahi, Ratta Amral, Dhoke Ratta, Dhoke Hasso, Dhoke Matkiyal, Tipu Sultan, Satellite Town, Bangash Colony and other localities living without a basic amenity like gas in this cold weather, which has made life miserable for them.
They said the residents of the aforementioned areas continued to be denied the gas facility despite paying utility bills regularly. Children have to leave for schools in the morning without taking breakfast because gas supply remained suspended women faced problem with preparing meals.
The citizens lamented that gas supply remained suspended for most of the time and the pressure is very low if the supply is available for the short time.
They pointed out that the price had hiked because of natural gas shortage, LPG, wood fuel, and other utilities.
The residents said on the one hand the government had promised no gas load shedding while on the other poor consumers had been deprived of this facility which was a serious joke. Residents have demanded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government and public representatives to intervene and solve the problem.