KOHAT: Women staged a protest demonstration against gas load-shedding and low pressure in College Town area of Kohat on Wednesday.

The protesting women blocked Kohat-Rawalpindi Road for some time due to which traffic was blocked and commuters faced a lot of difficulties.

The women said they face difficulties in cooking food due to low gas pressure. They said gas pressure has been reduced since the arrival of winter. They said the government is not ensuring smooth supply of gas to people despite regular payment of bills. They said they cannot cook food for men going to schools, colleges and offices in time due to unavailability of gas. The women said they will continue their protest till resolution of the issue.

The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) have also gone sky-high and the poor people cannot afford to use it for cooking food.

The women later ended their protest after assurance of police officials that their grievances will be conveyed to concerned authorities.