Ulema attending an awareness session about careful use of gas in Quetta. – Photo by Shah Muhammad Dotani

QUETTA, 24 November: The Sui Southern Gas Company on Wednesday organised a seminar in Quetta to create awareness about the careful use of gas to avoid accidents and mishaps.

The Ulema of the area also participated in the seminar organised at Quetta Press Club. The Sui Southern officials said 25 people had lost their lives and over 100 others sustained injuries in gas-related mishaps in Quetta during the last four years. They said the mishaps have been reduced due to awareness campaigns since the last year.

They urged the Ulema to create awareness among the people in their sermons about the careful use of gas to avoid mishaps. They said extreme care is needed in the use of gas heaters.

“The main aim of our awareness campaigns is to avoid losses of precious human lives in gas-related accidents,” said Agha Muhammad Baloch, General Manager, Sui Southern Gas Company.

The official assured that the issue of low gas pressure in Quetta will be resolved soon.