ISLAMABAD – The residents of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been facing severe problem of low gas pressure, which has made their lives miserable.

Many areas of the twin cities have been under tight grip of low gas pressure and load-shedding including I-8, F-11/1-3, G-7/2-3, G-10, Morgah, Adyala Road, Dhok Syedian, Muslim Town, Sadiqabad, Shah Khalid Colony, Muslim Town, Fazal Town Phase 2 and Tench Bhatta. Talking to INP, on Saturday residents of twin cities said that they were unable to cook anything at home. They said that they have to stand in long queues outside restaurants and tandoors for meal.

Residents of G-7/2 said that low gas pressure multiply the miseries of domestic consumers in most parts of the city, compelling them to use alternate methods to fulfill their household chores.“Our daily routine has also been badly affected due to the low pressure of gas especially at early morning hours and in the evening when the pressure is reduced to zero and it becomes too difficult for the people to cook,” said Shazia Khan, a house wife in Sector I-8.

A resident of Dhoke Syedaan, Sohail Arshad said that they had been facing severe problem of low gas pressure for the last two weeks. “We have registered complaints with the relevant department several times but to no avail,” he added.

An official of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) said that usually gas pressure reduced in the winter season due to considerable gap between the demand and supply.

They said that load-shedding and low gas pressure is the only gift of the incumbent government, adding that people are forced to live in Stone Age despite living in the federal capital.

Citizens demanded Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to take notice of the gruesome situation and direct concerned official to ensure provision of adequate gas supply to domestic consumer.