The residents of Islamabad have complained against a sudden surge in the incidents of gas meters' theft alleging it was being done in connivance with the relevant department's racketeers.
Many gas meters of government officials' houses have been stolen in residential areas of Islamabad. A resident of sector G-6 whose meter was stolen said when his daughter woke up for sehri there was no gas in the stove.
He said, “Our family thought it was load-shedding but were astonished to know that our gas meter was lifted in the dark of night.” He said four or five more meters in a day were stolen from the locality and one of the journalists in his neighbourhood was also among the victims.
He also complained about the police's sluggish attitude in tracing the culprits who only lodge reports instead of making efforts to expose those involved in this crime. He said people are now installing steel cages around their meters to ensure their safety.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 24th, 2022.
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