PTI asks govt to resolve gas crisis in city.

KARACHI -- Just a day after the Sindh government accused the Centre of 'injustices' in distribution of gas and electricity and demanAded representation in federal energy regulatory bodies, the key opposition party in the province on WedAnesday also came up with a reaction on persistent shortage of gas mainly in Karachi and asked for development of a more equitable plan for natural gas distribution.

In a letter to Federal Minister of State for Energy (Petroleum Division) Musadik Malik, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Parliamentary Leader in the Sindh Assembly Khurrum Sher Zaman referred to the current natural gas shortage, which is 'afflicting Karachi'.

'With the coming of winter, the people of Karachi are being severely hindered by unannounced and prolonged gas load-shedding,' he said in the letter. 'The decision by the imported government to conduct 16-hour gas load-shedding within the domestic sector in Karachi has not been useful. Even when gas is available, nearly every household in Karachi regardless of locality is facing very low pressure or no supply at all.'

Only on Tuesday, Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh said that the injustices were being committed with the province in distribution of gas and electricity and demanded that the federal government give Sindh representation in the federal energy regulatory bodies and in K-Electric's board of directors.

The provincial minister was of the view...

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