Unknown miscreants blew up a 16-inch diameter gas pipeline with explosives here in Kashmore late Thursday night, suspending gas supply to various areas of Punjab. According to police, unknown miscreants planted explosive device with 16-inch gas pipeline, which went off with big bang on late Thursday night destroying a portion of the gas pipeline. Fire erupted at the site of the blast after which fire brigade was called in which overcome the fire after two hours hectic efforts. Supply to various areas of Punjab was suspended after the blast creating problems for people and industries which were already suffering due to gas shortage. Concerned authorities have initiated the repair work on the destroyed portion of the gas pipeline and officials hoped that gas supply to Punjab through the said pipeline would be restored shortly.