Women protest against gas load shedding


Scores of women accompanied by their children, staged a protest against gas load shedding and blocked the 7th Avenue Road between sectors G-6 and G-7 for traffic here on Thursday.
The protesters said gas supply had been erratic over the past 10 days. They demanded the government end gas load shedding and chanted slogans against the authorities concerned for non-availability of gas.
They said they were dependent on gas for heating and cooking and complained about the low gas pressure.
They said the authorities had not taken any step to address the problem.
Nasreen, a protester, said gas load shedding had aggravated their problems. She said children and men went to their schools and workplaces without breakfast because of low gas pressure in the morning. “Preparing breakfast for the family is becoming a hard task,” she added.
Later the group dispersed peacefully.