Protests in Quetta against low gas pressure

Protests in QuettaQUETTA: The residents of Saryab Road staged a protest demonstration in the provincial capital on Wednesday against low gas pressure.

The protesters of Killi Kamalo and Burma Hotel burnt used tyres and blocked the main Saryab Road to register their protest. A large number of vehicles were stuck up in the long queue on both sides of the road, disrupting vehicular traffic for several hours. The protesters chanted full throat slogans against the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC), blocked the adjacent Qambarni Road and pelted the vehicles with stones.

It may be mentioned here the provincial capital has been in the grip of extreme cold weather for the past two days with temperature falling to -10 degree centigrade.The protesters strongly condemned the massive load shedding of natural gas for domestic consumers, which has affected heating and cooking.The protesters advised the SSGC and other companies to resort to gas load shedding in central Punjab where, they alleged, industrialists are stealing gas to operate their factories. -Dailytimes