ISLAMABAD: In response to complaints from citizens who have grown weary of the inflation, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif promised the members of the National Assembly on Wednesday that his administration would address the issue of petrol loadshedding during sehr and iftar.
In response to MNA Syed Agha Rafiullah’s point of order, the prime minister informed the chamber that he had previously taken note of the situation.
PM Shehbaz revealed that he has already called a meeting to examine the topic of petrol load shedding later in the day.
The prime minister pledged the parliament, “We will stop at nothing to remedy this situation.
Earlier, a member of parliament from Karachi’s Malir neighbourhood brought the house’s attention to the issue of petrol loadshedding that Karachi residents in particular endure during sehr and iftar.
He claimed that even though the situation had already been brought to the attention of the prime minister, the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) needs to be given instructions to address it and ensure a continuous supply of gas during lunch and iftar.
In a move that infuriated customers who complained about not having enough of this necessary fuel during mealtimes, the SSGC said last week that petrol will be delivered to domestic consumers throughout the holy month of Ramadan, albeit for just a restricted number of hours.
According to the SSGC helpline, petrol would be accessible to Karachi customers for iftar from 2:30pm to 7pm and for sehr from 2:30am to 5am.
Customers would experience total suspension or low pressure for the remaining hours, the petrol utility added.
Nonetheless, the populace has been griping because petrol was still prohibited during sehr and iftar, forcing them to spend money on expensive hotel and restaurant meals.