ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday demanded discontinuation of supply of natural gas to the textile sector throughout winter to provide relief to masses.

The gas loadshedding which started with the advent of winter has now worsened making life of common man difficult, it said.

Gas is not available in many cities and villages of the country where people leave for work without breakfast while parents find it difficult to feed their children, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

He said that government and other always blamed the CNG sector for gas shortages but now that sector has been closed since months they have no one to blame.

Mughal said that after disconnection of CNG sector, government has started providing gas to textile sector negating its own claim of preferring common consumers over all other sectors.

The LPG sector continue to rob masses by increasing prices to a level that is unfrequented in the history of Pakistan while Ogra is playing role of silent spectator.