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Syed Kaleem Shah:

QUETTA: A bench of the Balochistan High Court, presided over by Justice Muhammad Kamran Khan Malakhil and Justice Shaukat Ali Rakhshani, heard a constitutional petition regarding gas pressure, load shedding, over-billing, and new connections. The petitioner, Syed Nazir Agha Advocate, raised concerns about gas pressure shortages in various areas, including Quetta. The court inquired about these issues and received assurances of improvements.

Discrepancies in reports from the Ministry of Petroleum and OGRA were noted, and further reports were requested for the next hearing. The court emphasized the need to address over-billing and new connections concerns.

The officials of the gas company were asked to clarify gas purchase and supply prices. Communication gaps between departments were blamed for road disruptions and tree felling in the city. The Health Department promised to fund road repairs for the gas pipeline.

The court demanded comprehensive information on gas rates for the next hearing. It also stressed the local people’s rights to minerals under the Constitution of Pakistan. The hearing was adjourned until December 7.

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