In order to facilitate the people of Pakistan, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) announced on Wednesday that gas will be provided to consumers during Iftar and Sehr timings in Ramadan.
According to the SSGC helpline, for Iftar, the gas will be supplied to consumers in Karachi from 2:30pm to 07:00pm, while for Sehr it will be available from 2:30am to 05:00am.
The utility, however, mentioned that the gas pressure would be low from 8am to 2:30pm as it was facing a shortfall of 250 million mmbtu.
The company added that consumers would face complete suspension or low pressure of the gas during the rest of the hours.
“Shutting down gas supply in the holy month of Ramadan is insanity. This is summer, not winter. The government is making our lives miserable,” Syed Masroor, a resident of Korangi, said.
“They are increasing the tariff on a daily basis, but are not supplying gas when it is needed the most. What is this?” he added.
According to sources, gas supply to areas including North Nazimabad, New Karachi, Nagin Chowrangi, North Nazimabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, and others has been suspended since 8am.
Disgruntled consumers complained that the gas supply outage had made it impossible for them to cook meals for patients, the elderly, and children who were unable to fast.
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