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Manan Mandokhail: 

QUETTA: In a heated session at the Balochistan High Court, Mr. Justice Muhammad Kamran Malakhail and Mr. Justice Iqbal Ahmed Kasi unleashed their fury on Sui Gas authorities during the hearing of a constitutional petition filed by Syed Nazir Agha, a senior lawyer regarding needle gas issues in Balochistan.

The court, visibly incensed by the continued negligence of the gas company, upheld its previous order aimed at providing relief to gas consumers. The order mandates that consumers are only required to pay 10% of their gas bills, regardless of the total amount owed.

Petitioner Syed Nazir Agha urged the public to comply with the court’s directive by paying the reduced amount directly at Sui Gas offices or through bank deposits. Failure to cooperate, he warned, would result in further legal action, with the matter set to be revisited before the High Court on May 16th.

This latest development underscores the ongoing struggle faced by residents of Balochistan due to inadequate gas supply and exorbitant bills. As the legal battle rages on, the High Court’s stern stance serves as a beacon of hope for the marginalized, demanding accountability from those responsible for ensuring essential services to the people.

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