It is being said that people have priority over industry where supply of gas is concerned. Is not industry all about people, is it not people who are running industry, is it not people who lose their jobs when industry shuts down, does not loss of production hurt people, does not loss of exports hurt people, does not loss of revenue hurt people. The only difference is that shortage of gas in the homes has a direct impact on the people and hurts the vote bank of the ruling party even though the indirect impact of industrial down turn may be much more in real terms. Supply of gas to homes is a convenience but supply of gas to industry is a necessity, also for the people.


Lahore, February 1.