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Disconnection of gas supply irks residents of PLRC.

RAWALPINDI -- Disconnection of gas supply to Police Line Residential Colony (PLRC) since the last 5 years has pushed the residents into Stone Age.

Over 100 families of lower grade police employees are residing in this colony but their life has been made miserable due to lack of basic amenity of gas supply which stands disconnected since the last five years due to non- payment of outstanding sui gas bills by police department.

On the other hand this facility is available to police officers colony, which is located at a distance of a few yards from this colony. This is sheer injustice and tyranny or irony of our fate that we are being discriminated while the officers families are enjoying this facility and we are being treated as second rate citizens even by our own department, said a group of police men.

Outstanding bills amounting to Rs12.20 million are pending payment which have accumulated during the last 18 years and due to non- payment of these bills, the gas supply was disconnected by the respective department.

"We are forced to use fire wood and gas cylinders to meet our kitchen needs. Only a few families are using gas cylinders being costly while rest of the families are left at the mercy of fire wood dealers who sell out the wood at inflated rates which are now becoming out of our reach. Our house wives and all the family members have also to bear the brunt of toxic curls of smoke which envelope every space of our home, said Muhammad Ali, a police man.

The residents have demanded IG Police to intervene in the matter and arrange payment of outstanding bills to ensure restoration of gas supply to them.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Feb 1, 2013
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