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Citizens use compressors to boost gas pressure

Citizens use compressors to boost gas pressure

LAHORE – Citizens have discovered a new way to circumvent the low gas pressure and Sui gas load-shedding. A number of domestic, commercial and industrial gas consumers in the city have installed pressure pumps or compressors on their gas supply lines to boost gas pressure, Pakistan Today has learnt.
IT’S SAFE AND AFFORDABLE: Muhammad Ramazan, a refrigerator mechanic at College Road, said one could easily avoid low gas pressure by installing a used or new refrigerator compressor

Gas supplies remain suspended, citizens angry

LAHORE – Gas supply to domestic consumers and CNG stations remained suspended on Monday creating a lot of problems for citizens. The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) had announced to supply gas to CNG stations and industries for five days a week but according to SNGPL sources, gas supply to CNG stations in Lahore would be restored on Wednesday at 6am while the industrial sector would also get gas for five days a week. Earlier, industries in Punjab were given supplies for

After SNGPL, PEPCO follows suit – More misery for citizens; no gas, now no electricity

LAHORE – Following in footsteps of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) has blamed the foggy weather for the increase in load shedding. The city witnessed six to 10 hours of load shedding on Thursday while gas pressure remained very low in all areas of the provincial metropolis. Almost all areas are facing massive load shedding, adding to the miseries of the masses. Citizens complained that they bought electric heaters due to gas

No gas equals no food; citizens protest

LAHORE: Protests against Sui gas load shedding were witnessed in various parts of the city including Samanabad and Gawalmandi on Friday. Public expressed anger by chanting slogans against the authorities and protested that they had to go to the offices without having breakfast. Gawalmandi residents, in a protest against unscheduled gas load shedding, expressed grief over the ‘inexcusable’ blockage of gas and demanded swift restoration. They blocked the Nisbat road for an hour, burnt

Low gas pressure irks citizens

LAHORE: Gas pressure to domestic users in many parts of the city remained low on Sunday irking citizens and the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has failed to ensure gas pressure for domestic users despite closing industries and CNG stations, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Domestic consumers in the Allama Iqbal Town, Johar Town, WAPDA Town, Township, Mughalpura, Mustafabad, Wahdat Road and other areas complained that low gas pressure was persisting since the last 15 days.

Citizens’ role on Yaum-e-Ashur lauded

HAFIZABAD – DCO Abrar Ahmad Mirza has lauded ulema, journalists, elected representatives, traders, citizens and the members of peace committees for maintaining law and order situation on Yaum-e-Ashur.
Talking to journalists at the press club, he said the people of the district had set an example of religious harmony, brotherhood, tolerance and unity among all the segments of the society and proved that they were peace-living citizens of the country.
DDPO Muhammad Tariq

Five houses robbed, citizens block roads

GUJRANWALA – Robbers took away valuables from five houses in the city in early hours on Sunday while hundreds of citizens blocked the bypass road for two hours, suspending the flow of traffic between Lahore and Islamabad.
Reportedly, six armed and masked robbers forced ann entry into the house of Muhammad Munir and took away 10 tolas of gold ornaments and other valuables. The robbers barged into his neighbourer’s house and looted cash and other valuables at gunpoint.

Khosa thanks security staff, citizens for peaceful Ashura

LAHORE – Punjab chief minister’s Senior Adviser Sardar Zulfiqar Khosa on Saturday appreciated people’s cooperation, diligence showed by all law enforcement agencies and other government departments for protecting the life and property of citizens during Ashura.
He highlighted the role played by the police, rangers, armed forces, special branch, Anti-Terrorism Department and other government departments in ensuring a peaceful Ashura. He also appreciated the unprecedented

UK to aid citizens caught in terrorist attack

LONDON: The government will assist any British nationals affected by what it deems terrorist incidents abroad, reversing an earlier decision to only help those who had travel insurance, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Assistance measures include medical evacuation, payment of immediate medical expenses and repatriation.
“Acts of terrorism are singularly heinous crimes, usually targeting innocent people at random. It is right that all British victims of terrorist

Government of Punjab has failed to protect the its citizens, says Elahi

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) Senior Central Leader Moonis Elahi said that the people of Punjab are the biggest victims of the ‘target killings wave’ which has now engulfed the whole country.
Referring to the statement made by the Sindh Home Minister on Monday and the recent report of the Human Watch Pakistan which cites the murders of 12 educators of Punjabi origin living in Baluchistan, Moonis Elahi expressed serious concern and dismay at the unfortunate rise in

Unscheduled gas cuts continue to haunt citizens

LAHORE: SNGPL users all over the city experienced low pressure and unscheduled gas cuts on Saturday. Many CNG stations remained closed for the second consecutive day. SNGPL had announced a closure of gas supply to CNG stations on Friday but on Saturday, the pressure was lowered which caused a lot of inconvenience for the motorists.
The CNG station owners said SNGPL officials had lowered the pressure without informing them and had demanded bribery to provide proper pressure.

Citizens irked by poor transport facilities on Eid

LAHORE: The situation of the transport sector of Lahore worsens when Eid is approaching. On the main arteries of the city, there is bumper to bumper traffic.
Rickshaws and cars cause traffic issues opposite bus stations. During the past couple of days, especially the weekend, roads in Lahore, mostly those that lead to the exit points, show Daewoo buses, filled with laughing people excited to return to their villages for Eid.
But things are not going well despite the

Citizens remain ‘helpless’ as Rescue 1122 fails to receive calls

The Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 is facing serious problems in its telecommunication system as its district control room is unable to receive citizens’ calls, according to a press released issued here on Wednesday.
According to the press release, it had come to the notice of the Rescue 1122 management that ‘help seekers’ did not receive any response from the service on a significant number of calls. Upon investigation, it was found out that such calls were

Unexpected CNG closure leaves citizens gasping for gas

CNG filling stations across the provincial capital remained closed on Wednesday due to unannounced gas suspension, causing inconvenience to the citizens.
CNG remained unavailable at all gas stations in Mughalpura, Dharampura, Cantonment, Upper Mall, Islampura, Gulshan Ravi, Allama Iqbal Town, Multan Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Johar Town, Model Town, Garden Town, Faisal Town, Township, Gulberg, Defence, Cavalry Ground and other areas.
The All Pakistan CNG

Early morning load shedding irks citizens

LAHORE: Load shedding in early morning on Tuesday created severe problems for citizens who were getting ready for offices and schools, Pakistan Today has learnt.
According to consumers, there was no electricity when they woke up for having breakfast and getting ready to start their daily routine work. Electricity remained suspended for one hour from 6am in many parts of the city including Model Town, Gulberg, Shadman, Rehmanpura, Township, Faisal Town and Garden Town.