Residents of Quetta accumulated outside SSGC office to protest against the spiked gas bills for the month of June.
People reported that the company did not issue them bills in the month of June. The latest bills which they received have escalated prices. They further complained that the billing amount does not match with their monthly household gas consumption.
One of the residents said that the company workers have said to remove the meters, but the resident questions this action with the argument that people are not even provided with gas then why are they removing the meters.
Another person reported that he got a bill amounting to RS 35000/-, of which he paid RS 5000/- in installments. Despite that, the current month’s bill amounts to RS 34000/- .
SSGC has responded to the issue by stating that they could not solve the complaints in time, since their offices were non-operational due to Covid-19