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Can the Pakistani Government Address the Issue of Gas Load Shedding During Ramadan?


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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has promised to address the issue of gas load shedding during Ramadan, following complaints from the public. Responding to a question from an MP, the Prime Minister assured the National Assembly that he had already taken notice of the issue and would do everything possible to resolve it. Last week, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced that gas would be supplied to domestic consumers during Ramadan, but for limited hours due to a shortfall of 250 million mmbtu. However, consumers have complained that gas has remained suspended during Sehr and Iftar, forcing them to purchase meals from hotels and restaurants. The Prime Minister has already summoned a meeting to discuss the issue and is determined to find a solution.

The problem of gas load shedding during Ramadan is a serious issue for the public, particularly in Karachi. The SSGC has already announced limited hours of gas supply during the holy month, but it seems that this is not sufficient to meet the needs of consumers. The Prime Minister’s promise to address the issue is a welcome development, and it is hoped that the government will take concrete steps to provide an uninterrupted gas supply during Sehr and Iftar. This will not only ease the burden on consumers but will also ensure that they can observe Ramadan without unnecessary hardship.

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