Islamabad - The residents of Rawalpindi and Islamabad are facing acute shortage of gas despite tall claims of the concerned authorities for improvement in gas supply.

The shortage of gas portrays the inefficiency of the concerned authorities of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) in providing a basic facility without any interruption and problem. The problem of gas shortage persists in localities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi including Sadiqabaad, Muslim Town, Haji Chowk and Tarlai.

However, despite hue and cry, the SNGPL authorities are not taking practical steps to mitigate the problems to provide relief to people.

The citizens said they are facing problems in their homes in preparing their breakfast, lunch and dinner as the pressure of gas goes to zero and the stoves did not work.

A resident of Muslim Town Amir Riaz demanded restoration of the gas supply as early as possible.

Another resident of Tarlai Akhtar Khan said, “We need to heat our homes and cook food so gas should be supplied according to our needs.”

A restaurant owner in Sadiqabaad Hussain Shah said restaurants are also forced to use wood or gas cylinders for making food as there is no pressure of the gas. “The gas pressure is low from 5:45 am onwards to 11 pm,” he said.