Residents face acute gas shortage

People standing in long queues outside naan shops have become a common sight in the areas


Our Correspondent October 23, 2022

JHELUM:

Residents of Jhelum and its adjoining areas are facing a gas shortage and low pressure well before the advent of the winter season.

Talking to The Express Tribune, some residents said that the situation is getting worse with each passing day as no efforts were being made to address this problem.

They added that they have to deal with low gas pressure during peak times owing to which the housewives and people going to their jobs have to go leave empty stomach.

A continual round of low pressure was being experienced by consumers in the morning, noon and evening.

People standing in long queues outside naan shops have become a common sight in the areas.

Residents of the areas hit by the gas shortage problem are forced to pay exorbitant rates for Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) as the price of the commodity has been jacked up.

An 11.5kg LPG cylinder is being sold at Rs1495 while the domestic use LPG cylinder is being sold for around Rs2,000/kg.

Due to the gas crisis, the prices of fuelwood and coal are expected to skyrocket in the upcoming days.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 23rd, 2022.

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