LAHORE The gas and electricity shortages continued on Saturday and people spent another day in woes and difficulties. Despite the various announcements by the SNGPL, millions of domestic consumers especially of Lahore, Sialkot Jehlum, Gujrat, Kharian and Gujranwala have been facing low gas pressure. The SNGPL on Friday shut down 350 CNG stations of Gujrat, Kharian and Gujranwal to provide relief to domestic consumers yet the severe shortages was still hitting the consumers of the areas, it has been learnt reliably. Many protest demonstrations have been reported in the areas against the gas and electricity loadshedding. In Lahore, the problem of low gas pressure continued on Saturday especially in the areas of Mozang, Thokar Niaz Beg, Green Town, Town Ship and Muslim Town. The gas supplies remained suspended in the major parts of the city despite change in the weather. People could not get gas even to cook food while the hotels and restaurants in the areas also faced low pressure. Same situation gripped the schools and the hospitals in various areas of the city. The CNG stations of the city also got less supply and in many areas, there was no supply of gas for the CNG stations at all. Meanwhile, the SNGPL stated the gas to the industry of Lahore zone including Sheikhupura and Sahiwal would be restored on Monday at 6am. On the other side, the electricity load shedding of eight to 12 hours continued across the country. The Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) claimed that shortfall was only 2,421 MW but the amount of loadshedding was entirely different, as main cities were facing at least eight hours power closures. About 12 hours loadshedding was continuing in rural areas. In the situation, the LESCO announced the repair of various grid stations and lines and stated that there would be no electricity from 8am to 4pm in those areas. The areas facing loadshedding on Sunday (today) are WAPDA Town, Johar Town, Iqbal Town, Sabzazar, Mughalpura, Tajpura, Shalamar and Shalamar Link Road and Multan Road, the LESCO stated.