Low gas pres­sure at if­tar, sehri tim­ings irks res­i­dents

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

RAWALPINDI—The gas pres­sure in res­i­den­tial ar­eas of Rawalpindi city goes down at the tim­ings of If­tar and Sehr caus­ing im­mense prob­lems for the fast­ing peo­ple. Be­cause of low pres­sure the house wives are un­able to pre­pare If­tar or Sehri for the fam­ily mem­bers.

De­spite the tall claims of fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments to en­sure un­in­ter­rupted power sup­ply dur­ing Ra­mazan ci­ti­zens also face un­sched­uled elec­tric­ity load shed­ding at sehr and if­tar tim­ings.

The re­duced pres­sure of gas par­tic­u­larly at dawn has added to the prob­lems of the peo­ple from own­ers of the ho­tels in com­mer­cial ar­eas to peo­ple of the res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

The faith­ful are com­pelled to ob­serve their fast with­out tak­ing a pre-dawn meal as it is very dif­fi­cult to cook food due to low pres­sure of gas, some res­i­dents in Khay­ban-e-Sir Syed told this agency.

The pres­sure of gas in the lo­cal­i­ties of Bhabar Bazaar,Khy­ban-e-Sir Syed, Waris Khan, Com­mit­tee Chowk, Dhok Khabba, Chah Sul­tan, Dhok Syedan, Gulis­tan Colony and sur­round­ing ar­eas starts to de­crease from 1 am and on­wards. The gas pres­sure re­duces too much af­ter 2 am that it is al­most im­pos­si­ble to cook food on a low flame. Sim­i­larly in the evening the gas pres­sure goes down from 6 PM, the time when house wives start pre­par­ing for If­tar.

The af­fected peo­ple have ap­pealed to the author­i­ties con­cerned to take no­tice of the dread­ful con­di­tion and put an end to the prac­tice of low gas pres­sure and load shed­ding.

On its part, depart­ment of Sui North­ern Gas says it has not re­ceived any com­plaints re­gard­ing low pres­sure of gas in any area. How­ever the depart­ment will ex­am­ine the pipe­lines for leak­age and im­me­di­ate re­pair will be put into ac­tion if an out­flow is de­tected. —Agen­cies

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