Gas (Masses facing worst gas load shedding)

SIALKOT: Sialkot is badly hit by the worst load shedding of gas now a days, due to which the life seems to be paralyzed here. This situation became worst in December 2015 and still prevailing as there was no let up in the gas load shedding despite the raising protest by the public in Sialkot district.

Sialkot is a native district of two federal ministers namely Khawaja Mohammad Asif (Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power) and Zahid Hamid (Federal Minister for Climate Change).

The SNGPL had already announced to provide gas for public relief from 06:00 am to 09:00 am in the morning and 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm in the evening, in a bid to enable the house hold consumers for cooking meals.

But there is no implementation on this, as the people found no gas during these timings, as there was no implementation on this schedule, amazingly adding into the miseries of the severe gas crisis-beaten people of the Sialkot district.

According to the details, the prevailing very low pressure of gas and hours-long daily load shedding of gas have badly hit the domestic life in Sialkot in such cold, foggy and misty weather, due to which the domestic consumers were much perturbed.

In Sialkot, a large number of the perturbed women with their children, staged agitational demonstration to protest against, what they said, unending load shedding of gas. The protesting women were carrying the kitchen items in their hands and they also marched on various inter-city roads, besides, chanting anti-government slogans, in this regard.

They said that almost all the congested residential , commercial and industrial areas of Sialkot city including Pakka Garha, Kotli Behram, Model Town, Gohadpur, Muslim Town, Kashmir Road, Pak Pura, Prem Nagar, Nishat Park, Pooran Nagar, Water Works, Green Wood Street, Nehal Chand Street , Dara Aaraaiyaan, Tajpura, Hajipura, Rangpura, Hajipura Ban, Naikapura, Mubarakpura, Mohammadpura, Kashmiri Muhallah, Hamza Ghaus, Shafi Da Bhatta, Imam Sahib, Fatehgarh and Muhallah Bijli Ghar were badly hit by the , what they said, worst load shedding of gas. They said the pressure of gas also remains very low when they had gas for about two hours (during the late nights).

On the other hand, the load shedding of gas for the domestic consumers has irked the consumers especially the females in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur, Chawinda, Badiana and surrounding areas.

The protesting women revealed that there was 16 to 18 hours long load shedding of gas for the domestic consumers in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Chawinda, Badiana, Pasrur and surrounding areas. While, the pressure of the gas remains very low in the rest time due to which they were unable to even prepare meals to eat.

The protested women said that they had gas for two hours daily after every midnight due to which they had to wake up in the nights to get their meals cooked in the midnight, as their health was also disturbing due to restlessness and sleeplessness in the nights and in the dense foggy, sever cold and misty mornings as well.

This situation had been irking the domestic consumers, especially the females, for the last month, which said that the situation had now become unbearable for them, as there was no gas available to run their kitchens in such severe cold and dense foggy weather.

The protesting women revealed that there was 16 to 18 hours long load shedding of gas for the domestic consumers in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Chawinda, Badiana, Pasrur and surrounding areas. While, the pressure of the gas remains very low in the rest time due to which they were unable to even prepare meals to eat.

When contacted, the local SNGPL officials avoided to give any comment, in this regard…