ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the Punjab-based industrialists appeal against the decision of Peshawar High Court, which had declared that gas consumers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had the prime right over the gas produced in their province under Article 158 of the Constitution. A two-member bench, headed by Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and comprising Justice Tariq Pervaiz, also issued notices to Attorney General for Pakistan and Advocate Generals of all provinces for April 11. Salman Akram Raja, counsel for Punjab industrialists, told that there was surplus natural gas in other three provinces of the country therefore there was no gas loadshedding, while the Punjab industries facing severe gas shortage and due to that businesses had been affected badly. This is disastrous for the Federation, he stated. The PHC in December last upheld that the plea of 28 petitioners that the gas consumers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa enjoyed the first right over the gas produced in their province and had directed the SNGPL to ensure uninterrupted supply of gas to the consumers of the province. A look at Article 158 of the Constitution leaves no doubt that province in which well-head of natural gas is situated shall have precedence over other parts of Pakistan in meeting requirement from that well-head subject of course to the commitments and obligations as existed on commencing date, said Chief Justice PHC Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel in their ruling.