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Govt should not be indifferent to the victims of cylinder blast:Liaqat Baloch

Lahore: Secretary General, Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has condemned the government’s indifference to the explosions of gas cylinders in public transport causing heavy loss of life.

In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that the fixation of gas cylinders on the top of and under the seats of wagons, mini buses was unlawful but there was no official agency to check this illegal practice. Several public vehicles even carried more than one gas cylinders which was a great risk. However, the rulers were least concerned about the life and property of the citizens. There had been several explosion of gas cylinders even in the past but the officials seemed to have shut their eyes to that.

Similarly, he said, there had been steep cut in the prices of CNG but the transports had not reduced the fares. Furthermore, he said, while most of the public transport was being run on gas, the transporters were charging fares on the basis of diesel. Thus, the transporters, in collusion with the district administration, were overcharging the traveling public.

He called for strict compliance on the law in regard to the use of gas cylinders and reasonable cut in the transport fares on inter city and local routes.

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