ANP leadership blamed for distribution of gas connections on political grounds in Dir

F.P. Report

TIMERGARA:  Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Women wing Lower Dir president and member of district council Ms Saira Shamsul Qamar on Wednesday announced her party would launch a protest campaign in the district if distribution of gas connections on political ground were not stopped.

Speaking at a news conference at the Timergara press club, she complained that gas connections in the area were being distributed among blue eyed people by the Awami national Party leadership. The PTI tehsil councillor Kashif Kamal, yoth councillor Timergara Tauseef Shah and youth wing secretary information Amjad Hussain were also present on the occasion.

Ms Saira said the SNGPL authorities had been providing gas connections to people on the recommendation of ANP central spokesman and former senator Zahid Khan. She said the ANP leadership was asking people to hoist its flag on their houses.

“Several houses around my residence having ANP flags have got gas connections,” she said, adding that she was too asked to join the ANP and get gas connection.

The PTI woman worker said she had applied for gas connection as per requisites but was constantly denied. “I am being mentally tortured for getting gas connection that is immoral and illegal,” she said. She demanded of the SNGPL high ups to take notice of the matter and provide gas connections to consumers without any discrimination. Ms Saira said she would never join the ANP for gas connection but would fight for the right of poor people in the area.