KARACHI - Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Wednesday directed provincial energy minister to prepare Sindh’s case over the gas crisis.

“The issue of unjust distribution of gas will be raised with the federal government,” CM said in a session over gas crisis in the province. Chief Minister Shah was presiding over a meeting over the gas crisis in province, attended by Sindh’s Energy Minister Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh and other concerned officials. The CM was briefed about acute gas shortage in the province.

“Industrialists as well as domestic consumers are facing hardships in the gas crisis,” Murad Ali Shah said.

“Sindh is country’s largest gas producing province, still the people here have been deprived of it,” CM said.

Sindh should be given priority in consumption of the gas being produced here, CM said. “Depriving the province from its gas is violation of the Article 158 of the constitution,” Shah observed. The CM directed the energy minister to prepare Sindh’s case over the gas crisis. “The issue of unjust distribution of gas will be raised with the federal government,” Murad said.