Many industrial units in Lahore and Faisalabad remained closed as gas crisis continues.
The gas crisis affects parts of Punjab, Balochistan and Sindh.
According to sources, the crisis has intensified following increase in demand of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
It is due to drop in temperature across the country.
The domestic sector is also facing extremely low gas pressure.
It creates difficulties for the people in cooking food and performing other related operations.
On the other hand, gas supply restored to CNG stations in Sindh till 7pm.
On Dec. 22, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan addressed a press conference In Sialkot.
She stated that the government had directed the relevant authorities to ensure gas supply to households.
She maintained that there are false claims being perpetuated regarding the hike in gas prices.
“The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) is merely a regulator which, keeping in mind ground realities, forwards its input to the government.
She stated that a continuous wave of winter has gripped the country which is why there has been an increase in the demand for gas.
“Keeping this in mind, there has been a 12% increase in gas pressure while overall utilization has increased by almost 2.5% as compared to last year.”