Gas shortage persists in Balochistan despite the High Court order

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Quetta to Karachi main highway has been blocked by civilians in Mastung against low gas pressure and gas load shedding.

According to details, protesters blocked the main highway near Mastung district of Balochistan, against low gas pressure and gas load shedding.

The protesters blocked the highway to press the authorities to ensure proper gas supply to the villages of Mastung, women and children were also among the protesters.

“Elderly people, women and children are the worst sufferers”, one of the protesters said. She said people were suffering because of freezing cold in the area.

According to Levies sources, the residents of Khalozai and Choto area took to the highway.

vehicles queued on highway during the protest

The protest comes after the Balochistan High Court (BHC) directed the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) on Saturday to ensure uninterrupted gas supply to Balochistan. The court had also directed the officials to look into the issue of heavy bills of the gas company in the province.

The bench directed that steps should be taken to address the issue keeping in view harsh weather conditions and the financial status of the consumers who fall within the middle and low-middle class.

It is to mention that Northern areas of Balochistan including Mastung, Kalat and the capital city Quetta are under the grip of chilly weather for more than a week now. 

According to the Met Office on Thursday, a frosting temperature is likely to hit the northern areas of Balochistan within 24 hours.

Amid freezing temperatures, gas pressure reduction load shedding and lack of facilities add to the miseries of the people in northern region and citizens face difficulties in severe cold every year.


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