KHANEWAL/SAHIWAL

The local people’s ordeal has not come to an end as they are facing prolonged loadshedding of gas and also low pressure during supply.

The people in Khanewal are forced to spend their winter in miserable condition. The number of consumers has increased manifold but the pipelines network laid decades ago have not been upgraded. However, the residents of a colony are major suffers. A resident of Block-5, Qulzam Bashir, said that the workers and children have to go to their destinations without having breakfast due to absence of gas in their houses.

 He added that they were unable to buy baked food items from markets due to financial restraints.

A delegation led by PML-N city leader Amir Saeed and Suhail Khan visited local Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in Gulberg Town and lodged protest with the official concerned and vowed to continue protest till the grievance is addressed.

In Sahiwal, severe cold and loadshedding of gas and electricity have disrupted the daily life. Business activities have been paralysed badly affecting labourers. Those wait for employers in every morning have to return disappointed thus the household system has become miserable financially. The situation is also affecting growers. It is feared that potato crop yield would reduce up to 50 percent and there will be acute shortage of fodder in the next few weeks.