The residents of Twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are facing acute shortage of gas and office goers and children are forced to go without having breakfast. The Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Managing Director SNGPL have failed to realize the difficulties of the common man to address the issue which is going on for the last over four years particularly during the winter months.
According to details, there is no gas in areas which are housed by the Middle Class or low middle class while full pressure is available in posh sectors of Islamabad and cantonment areas of Rawalpindi city.
Majority of sectors in Islamabad including G-6, G-7, G-11, I-9 and I-10 and Rawalpindi localities including Khayban-e-Sir Syed, Bangash colony, Sadiqabad, Amarpura, Waris Khan, Glass factory, Muslim Town, Shakriyal, Pir Wadhai, Dhoke Kala Khan and other such middle class localities have no gas from 6 AM to 11 PM as against government’s announcement that gas would not be available from 10 PM to 6 AM.
House wives interviewed by this agency in most of these areas complained that they have to remain awake to prepare food at night because after 6 AM there is no gas in their stoves. They said they cannot afford LNG which is also in short supply and very costly.
The house wives threatened to start protests against this failure of the government.