FREE SUPPLIES: This refers to the report “Lachi people allowed to use ‘free’ gas” (Oct 2). The people of Lachi had been stealing gas from the main pipeline supplying gas to Hangu. When asked to remove the pipeline through which the gas was being stolen, the area people refused, arguing that since the gas was being produced in their area, they should not have to pay for it. The relevant authorities agreed to the arrangement. I suggest that natural gas distribution companies should refund all the money they have taken in the past from the residents of the places where natural gas is being produced.

Shakir Lakhani


November 9, 2023