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Gas Crisis in Ramadan Intensified Due to Govt Incompetence

Gas crisis intensifies in urban area during Ramadan, leaving consumer.

Consumers in Karachi say that they faced a lot of difficulties in gas crisis while cooking on the first day of Ramadan as the gas pressure was very low from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, due to which they had to skip Iftar and It was difficult to prepare breakfast.

Public complaints

A resident of FB area complained that “cutting off gas supply during the holy month of Ramadan is madness. It is summer and not winter. Nothing else, the government is making our lives miserable.

Another customer of Liaquatabad complained that the government is increasing the rate on a daily basis yet not giving gas in right quantity on time on this auspicious occasion, we want an explanation.

Disgruntled customers lamented how gas shortages have made it impossible for those unable to fast to cook for the sick, the elderly and young children.

It is known that gas supply has been cut off in FB area, North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Nagin Chowrangi, North Nazimabad, Gulshan Iqbal and other places since 8 am.

As per SSGC

According to SSGC helpline, due to 250 million MMBTU shortfall, customers in Karachi will be affected from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM for Iftar and 2:30 AM for Suhoor. Gas will be available till 5 pm.

The gas utility added that customers will experience a complete suspension or reduced pressure for the remaining hours.

The situation is the same in Hyderabad and other places in Sindh province, where people are facing difficulties in preparing food for the elderly and youth who are not fasting during Suhoor and Iftar.

Apart from this, in Lahore, Rawalpindi and other cities of Punjab, the gas pressure is very low during Sehar and Iftar and throughout the day.

In the provincial capital of Punjab, gas supply remained uneventful on the first day of Ramadan, along with Suhore and Iftar, as well as on the rest of the days for the workers.

The people urged the SNGPL to ensure that gas is continuously available at least for the entire month of Ramadan so that their fasts are easy.

Customers tried to resolve their issues by calling the helpline 1199 but their efforts proved futile.

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