BAHAWALPUR - Illegal sale of Liquified Petroleum Gas is on the rise in Bahawalpur city putting thousands of citizens’ lives at stake.

In the areas of the Hospital Road, Satadium Road, Eid Gah Road,15 kilometers away from Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Chah Fateh Khan, Bund Road near Darul Kabab, Peepal Wala Chowk, Model Town C, Auqaf Market and General Bus Stand, LPG is being stored and sold illegally. The residents of these areas said that they could not sleep at nights due to this fear and appealed to the officials concerned to look into the matter and order relocation of these stores outside the residential areas.

When contacted, District Officer Civil Defence Mohammad Arshad said that the act is violation of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authory’s rules and police can register the case Under Section 285/286 of PPC.