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People will not face gas load-shedding during winter: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Monday said that people would not face gas load-shedding during winter season this year.

“Gas is being provided to the industry continuously and subsidy will be provided on bills from October 16 till June next year,” the minister said while talking to newsmen in Lahore.

Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced that subsidy would also be provided to fertiliser industry till March next year.

Read More: Punjab to spend gas-less nights during winter

It is fascinating to know that to the contrary the previous government failed to provide any such facility to the masses during its tenure.

Former Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in October 2016 dropped a bombshell on the residents of Punjab by announcing that gas supply will remain suspended across Punjab between 10:00pm and 05:00am during winters.

Which left Punjabis without adequate gas to burn heater and oven all those cold nights. The then federal minister for petroleum and natural resources had said Punjab would receive 40 percent less gas than the demand.

He said the gas loadshedding would be applied on domestic consumers as well and the gas loadshedding had already started in different areas after increase in demand.



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