15-hour gas loadshedding takes effect in country

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Staff Reporter
Islamabad

The gas supply to different parts of the country has been cut short by 15 hours as now the consumers will receive gas only three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) as per the decision taken by the federal government on Sunday.

People are livid in both big and small cities of the country that they have to contend with short gas supply in winters, and to make the matter further worse the weather is becoming chillier by the day.

They have said that there is gas loadshedding in winters, electricity outages in summers and to rub salt on their wounds, wood and LPG have also become costly.

With drop in temperatures, the gas supply to Lahore and its adjoining areas has been reduced considerably. Gas is supplied for three hours in the morning; two-and-a-half hours in the afternoon and three hours in the evening.

Inflation-hit people have said that since they cannot afford food at restaurants, they have been now forced to buy cylinders to cook food.

Sources in the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited have said that the demand in Lahore Region has exceeded 250 million cubic feet, while the department has been left with no option but to cut short the supply hours considerably.

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