ISLAMABAD - Amid rhetoric of Law Minister Babar Awan that PML-N led government in Punjab should first improve its governance, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qamar said Wednesday that the natural gas was being supplied equally to all the provinces without any discrimination. Syed Naveed Qamar made these remarks at a joint press conference along with the Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dr Babar Awan. The news conference was held at Press Information Department to brief the media persons about the supply and demand of the natural gas in the country. Dr Babar Awan also passed critical remarks against the PML-N led Punjab Government. Apparently, it seemed as if the minister was responding to the Punjab Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif's remarks about the allocation of gas quota to Punjab. Mian Shahbaz Sharif had said that Federal Government was giving gas quota to Punjab lesser than being supplied to the other provinces. Syed Naveed Qamar said that the supply of gas to consumers, both domestic and commercial, was affected due to increase in its consumption in winter season as well as difference in its demand and supply. He informed that supply of gas had increased manifold after rapid industrialisation and increase in population as more consumers were switching to gas. He said that the Government was getting 200 MMCFD gas, which was more than the previous year but the demand had also increased up to 500 MMCFD than the previous year. He said that according to the decision of the Cabinet Committee, supply of gas to the power sector would be ensured. "PPP-led Government was taking every possible step to explore resources to meet the country's energy needs", he added. He said that there was no asymmetrical distribution of gas and in view of winter season, the gas management plan had been implemented in all the provinces equally. Babar Awan asserted that Punjab rulers should focus on governance related issues, adding that they should separate the national issues from those of the political ones. He said that the people were complaining about the bad governance of the Punjab rulers as there was one man show. "There was no discrimination with federating units after the passage of the 18th Amendment", he added and predicted that the new Chief Minister of the Punjab would be from PPP. He said that PPP-led regime installed the gifted power plant of 350 Megawatt in Faisalabad and not in Naudero. To a question, he said that there were no rifts among the coalition partners of the PPP-led government as all were present in the today's (Wednesday) Cabinet meeting. He added that the Cabinet in its meeting had unanimously endorsed the Prime Minister's decision of the removal of two Federal Ministers. TTP suspect remanded Our Staff reporter KARACHI Judicial Magistrate (Malir) on Wednesday remanded a suspect allegedly linked with banned outfit of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), till December 18. The police produced the alleged militant Haji Rehman alias Qassai before Judicial Magistrate Aslam Sheikh seeking his physical remand. The trail court granted their request while directed to produce him in the next hearing. According to the prosecution, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) had arrested the suspect while conducted a raid at his hideout located in Suhrab Goth, while the police had claimed to have recovered huge cache of ammunition from their possession. The police had also claimed that during the initial interrogation course, the accused had confessed that he had involved in the CID office blast. The accused had also said to be admitted that he belonged to the Hafiz Saeed Orakzai group of Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and he involved in attacking the law enforcement agencies in Orakzai Agency while they had also a plan to carry suicidal attack at Aashura procession and different congregations of the city. The police had also submitted that they had recovered big cache of ammunition including 10 kilogram explosive material, 3 detonators, 1 hand grenade, one role of detonating cover, a Kalashnikovs with 500 live bullets, while recovered a list of different religious personalities and maps of the different worship places.