Rescue 1122 has appealed to the public use gas appliances carefully to avoid unpleasant accidents.
An official of the Rescue 1122 said due to prevailing crisis of gas shortage the people indulge in using alternate measures like using cylinder, compressor in their houses.
It has been noted that many residents use fridge compressor to suck in more sui gas to increase its flow.
In the past, a number of the cases have been reported in which precious lives were perished and millions of rupees burnt to ashes due to carelessness and negligence in the use of gas appliances.
According to a survey, acute shortage of gas has made the lives of the people miserable. Mostly localities in Rawalpindi including Committee Chowk, Dhoke Khaba, Umer Road, Dhoke Elahi Bukush, Nadeem Colony, Arya Mohallah, Pirwadhai, Adiala Road, Bakra Mandi, Dhoke Syedan, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town, Dhamial, Qasim Market, Satellite Town, Chur, Allahabad, Chah Sultan, Asghar Mall, Pindora.
People belonging to different walks of life told media that they could not afford to buy food from hotels at higher rates due to shortage gas.
The prices of wood, coal and kerosene oil are also high. “We have no option but to protest on roads against the non-availability of gas,” they said.
Amara Khan, a housewife, said that public is facing problems because of inefficiency of the government.
“We pay gas bills every month but in every winter we have to face difficulties. We cannot buy breakfast, lunch and dinner from restaurants.
The official of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) said that crackdown are being conducted at different localities and strict action is being taken against the violators adding that smooth supply of gas would be ensured.