BAHAWALNAGAR - Contrary to the tall claims of the PPP's local leaders to provide gas facility for the people across the town, only 25 percent of the population got gas connections, it is learnt.

However, the alleged agents of the leaders extorted money from the applicants. The applicants have to suffer a great deal of inconvenience due to the apathetic attitude of the gas officials and the politicians' blue-eyed persons.

Mehran Bibi, a resident of Eidgah Road area, said that she applied for the gas connection on July 1, 2010 and the demand notice for the connection had not been issued so far.

However, she added, most of the influential families in her locality had got gas connections.

"I have made frequent visits to the gas office but to no avail. The democratic government which could not provide the basic needs for the citizens should remain no longer," she said.

Likewise, the loyal workers of the party are being ignored and the blue-eyed persons of local PPP leadership are being showered with employments and funds.

Muzzafar Husain advocate (late) had strong affiliation with the PPP but his educated son could not get a job despite strenuous efforts.