Protest Against Gas Outage: G-9/2 residents block chowk for 4 hours

Residents burnt tires to record their protest as police officials stood at the peripheries.


Express December 11, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Residents of G-9/2 protested on Saturday against gas outage and blocked the main chowk for several hours. Carrying batons, the protestors gathered at Karachi Company at around 4pm and did not disperse until eight at night. They burnt tires to record their protest as police officials stood at the peripheries. They said they have been without proper gas supply for the last one week. “I have been unable to have a proper meal at my home for the past one week because there is no gas,” said Shaukat Raza, a resident of sector G-9/2. Mushtaq Hussain interjected, “In summer, we had to face electricity [outages] and now we are facing gas problem. I don’t understand what government wants to do with us.’’ The people said they will continue to protest every day until gas is provided to them.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 11th, 2011. 

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