RAWALPINDI  - Leakage of gas from gas pipeline passing through Jabba Chaklala Dhok Kala Khan has led to suspension of gas supply to the residents.

The 700-feet gas pipeline laid in this area is leaking since the last six months disrupting the gas supply to us but no heed is being paid to this state of affairs by the concerned department, said a group of residents.

“We have informed the DG Sui Gas Department on several occasion and have been filing applications seeking repair of the pipeline. The DG promised to take action against the contractor but we are still the victims as status quo is still making mockery of our helplessness, said Hanif Muhammad, a teacher.

The contractor is of the opinion that sui gas department is not providing pipes which is very costly and as soon as it is provided he will replace the leaked pipeline. “We are forced to arrange our meals at hotels and the unhygienic food being supplied at hotels has committed us to abdominal diseases,” said a group of house wives.

The residents demanded immediate steps for replacement of faulty pipeline otherwise they will be forced to hold protest demonstrations.