Gas distribution: A complicated issue in winter for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Every winter, there is gas shortage and the controversy erupts that Sindh produces more gas and it should get its due share.

The issue is complicated and has many sides to it. We will present all sides of the issue, which may provide a basis for some kind of a settlement. The main contention is that the producer province – Sindh – should get priority for the gas produced in the province, as per the constitutional requirements.

Constitution is supreme and must be respected. However, there are other legal and commercial aspects, which may also have direct and indirect constitutional provisions. We have a federal system. It may be useful to see how such issues are dealt with in other federations.

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