SIALKOT -- Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said yesterday that authorities concerned had been directed to ensure gas supply to people's households even if it means curbing the supply to CNG stations.
Addressing a press conference here at Koobey Chak, she said the step had been taken after directions issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan to maintain uninterrupted gas supply to domestic consumers.
Firdous maintained that there were false claims being propagated regarding 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. The prime minister is aware of the people's problems and the government understands that citizens cannot bear to take on more expenses at the moment,' she added.
'We cannot act on the recommendations put forth by the authority. We must come up with a realistic strategy so that we do not put additional burden on the nation,' she said.
She stated that a cold wave had gripped the country due to which there had been an increase in demand for gas.'Keeping this in mind, there has been a 12 per cent increase in gas pressure while overall utilisation had increased by almost 2.5 percent as compared to last year.'
Dr Awan said Founder of Pakistan Quaid-I-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah's Two-Nation Theory had won hearts in India and the Indian people were now remembering the heroes of this Two-Nation Theory. Modi's Hindutava ideology had miserably failed in India. The most condemned Indian Citizenship Law has raised the curtain from the Abhorring face of world's biggest democracy India. She said Indian Prime Minister Modi's extremist policies had also ruined India's secular status in the world.
Firdous added that India had now become an extremist state due to Modi's policies of extremism, conflict and confrontation.
She said Modi tried to impose Indian Citizenship Law in entire India, due to which people were out on roads in India and unitedly opposing Modi's extremist agenda.
She said Indian masses had strongly rejected this extremist ideology of Modi Sarkar.
'India is facing internal conflicts and confrontations. So New Delhi is trying to divert world's attention by promoting disinformation and targeting the civilian population through unprovoked shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) and killing innocent people there,' she said.
Firdous also lashed out at the opposition...