Gas shortage is triggering divorces in Pakistan

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Islamabad - Quarrels between couples have become routine because wives are unable to prepare food on time for the household due to scarcity of gas.



By Dawn online

Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 29 Nov 2016, 10:21 PM

Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) lawmaker Tahira Aurangzeb told the National Assembly on Tuesday that gas shortage is one of the leading causes behind the rising number of divorces in Pakistan.
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Tahira Aurangzeb, the mother of Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb, told the lower house that quarrels between couples have become routine because wives are unable to prepare food on time for the household due to scarcity of gas.
"As a result, husbands get irritated, which leads to the couple getting separated," Tahira claimed.
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She questioned the government about progress on the multi-billion-dollar Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project and demanded the House be updated on it.
The House should be informed who exactly is responsible for the mess [in the family life of consumers], she said, adding the tension between husbands and wives impacts children, "the future generation of the country", negatively.
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The debate began when another parliamentarian Naeema Kishwar of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl tabled a resolution on gas load-shedding.
Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was absent from the House.


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