ISLAMABAD - The firewood demand has increased due to gas loadshedding in various localities of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Firewood stall owner at G-7 said that the sale of firewood and coal has increased for last few days. He said that most of the hotels also started using firewood and coal for cooking due to low gas pressure. He said that coal being sold at Rs 50 per kg while dry wood being sold at Rs700 per 40 kilograms. Shopper at dry wood stall claimed that the prices of firewood and coal has increased by the firewood traders.
The shoppers also claimed that the prices of firewood is different in various localities, adding that it available at Rs 700 to Rs 900. He complained an abrupt rise in the prices of firewood and coal.
The owner of firewood stall claimed that the jump in prices of firewood was because of huge transportation cost.
A hotel owner at Aabpara claimed that most of the hotels cooking foods on firewood due to low gas pressure. He said that most of the nan-bai’s also used firewood and coal for cooking nan and roti.
The residents of G-7/3 claimed that due to low gas pressure in the morning, they use firewood for cooking breakfast and tea.
The residents urged the authorities concerned to take action against the sudden increase in the prices of firewood and coal.