ISLAMABAD – Low gas pressure in Polyclinic Hospital of the federal capital is creating trouble for the patients and attendants.
Heaters in the hospital remain off because of the low gas pressure and the patients have to bear the severe cold, while the hospital administration has to face problems in cooking food for the patients and attendants.
Patients and attendants demanded of the higher authorities of the gas company to provide full gas pressure to the hospital to save the patients of miseries.
APP adds: Low gas pressure coupled with loadshedding in chilly conditions has aggravated the problems of the residents of various sectors of the capital, particularly of I-9 and I-10.
Farah Hashmat, a resident of I-10/2, said the gas pressure had been low in her area forcing the people to use alternative fuels, including LPG gas for preparing food. “Gas is not available most of the time and we are unable even to cook food”, said Hira Pervez, a resident of I-10/1, talking to this agency.
“We have to arrange ready made breakfasts for our childern,” she added. “We are getting extremely low gas pressure during day time for the last two months. The situation is aggravating day by day,” said Faheem Khan, a resident of I-9.
He said that most of the people were not using gas heaters in their houses. Majority of CNG stations in the city are closed, but the people are not getting gas at their houses, he added.
He claimed the gas supply in elite residential sectors was regular, but those of the middle class were being meted step-motherly treatment.
The residents demanded the Sui Northern Gas Piplines to supply gas to all the sectors on equal basis.
Meanwhile two-day mystic sufi festival 2013, featuring over one hundred artists from all the four provinces to perform their diversified expressions carrying the sufi message of love and peace concluded here on Saturday at National Art Gallry.
The festival which opened on Friday, was organized by Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW) in collaboration with Pakistan National Council for Arts (PNCA). The audience enjoyed the mesmeric magic of Sufi music and poetry presented on Saturday night by Nawab and Mohammad Khan, Shah Jo Raag, Sain Zahoor, Goonga and Mithu Sain, Niazi Brothers.
Earlier before opening the festival at NAG, Usman Peerzada of RPTW said in a press briefing that the Sufi Festival brings messages of peace and love, as it is an effort to bring harmony and unity between four provinces, he added.
This is our first show in Islamabad and they are collaborating with PNCA, we will further enhance ourr participation in holding more festivals and shows to highlight the rich cultural diversity of this country.
He said that the RPTW believes that Sufi music is an effective tool to bring a revolutionary change in the society as art is the only real reflection of nations and its people, he stated.
He said that it’s wrong to politicise art and artistes, as they carry universal messages of brotherhood and amity between all cultures of the world. Usman said that Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop has hosted over 200 artistes from India and also to perform Mahabharat on stage in Lahore.
At the occasion of press briefing, PNCA Director General Tauqeer Nasir said that this mystical journey of Sufi music reflects PNCAs aim to focus on Pakistani cultural diversity and rich heritage.
“The performances of the festival were reflective of the message of peace and harmony to the mankind and the mystic Sufi traditions that serve as a binding force to bring people of diverse cultures together”, he said.