The authorities concerned have failed to check and stop the illegal business of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) decanting going unchecked in residential areas. A large number of gas shops are not following safety measures risking the life of thousands of residents.

As per details, several LPG decanting outlets are operating in the town in the absence of standard safety measures, putting the lives of citizens at risk.

LPG decanting from one cylinder to another using electric motors is prohibited but, the practice is continuing due to absence of strict monitoring by the authorities concerned. A LPG sale point is only allowed to sell the gas in form of cylinders, but owners of LPG outlets often decant the gas illegally, making it a dangerous trade.

Talking to The Nation, the inhabitants of the Thal appealed the high-ups concerned to rein in the illegal sellers of the LPG.