Gas Shortage Resulting In Divorces In Pakistan: Marriyam Aurangzeb

The Ministry for Petroleum has told Punjab that Winter Is Coming. They stated that citizens will face up to 7-hours of gas load-shedding this winter.

The shortage of gas has apparently given birth to a grave problem; increased rate of divorce in Pakistan. This was stated by Marriyum Aurangzeb of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA.

Addressing the National Assembly, she elaborated that arguments have been increasing between couples because wives are consistently failing to prepare food on time due to the gas shortage.

“As a result, husbands get irritated, which leads to the couple getting separated,” she stated and then followed up with a straight forward question, “Who exactly is responsible for this mess, which is impacting the future generation of this country?”

She then questioned the government’s Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project and demanded that the house be updated on its progress as it can lower the gas shortage significantly.

The debate was joined by parliamentarian Naeema Kishwar of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, who shared similar sentiments over this drama.

Iran-Pakistan (IP) Gas Pipeline Project

This project was once commonly known as “Peace Pipeline” and it’s an approximately 1,900-kilometer long pipeline capable of transferring natural gas from Iran to Pakistan.

The initiative was taken in 2010 and since then it has stalled. The expected completion date is now said to be in 2018. Iran aims to deliver 21.5 mcm/d of gas to Pakistan from Iran.

One of the main reasons for the delay is said to be the lack of overall trade between both countries as of late. The trade total fell to $432 million in 2010-11 from $1.32 billion in 2008-09, according to the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.

The government has also stated that Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India Pipeline (TAPI) project will be completed by January 2020.

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  • Abu Zaid

    I know some will think this is funny, but it is not. This is a becoming a real issue, irritating Husbands, sons, brothers, daughters, mother in-laws, sister in-laws, everyone gets really upset with empty tummy.

    • parinda

      buy an electric stove or LPG cylinder instead of thrashing or divorcing your women. They are already oppressed as you get a free lifetime maid with cooking service among others. I guess they should cook ur balls next time you are upset.

      • Naru-hudo

        First of all People who can afford such thing already using them they do everything in their power to fulfill their needs.
        Second, Why are you recommending others to buy electric stove or LPG cylinder for such people who don’t have money for such things and living in rural or urban area where 7-14 hours of load shedding and gas shortage is still present. Use your brain before you go bashing others.

        • Shahood ul Hassan

          Chill dude!
          Abu Zaid needed a bit of bashing on that nonsensical comment.

        • desi bablu

          sorry i hurt your pint sized individualistic ego i guess. your pea sized brain wouldnt comprehend that i suggest LPG cylinder for poor people and electric stove for middle class and above.
          Things like you havent been in close proximity of poverty ever. So your ignorance bogs me down. Even the poorest people need means to cook, and they use firewood if nothing else. Most of them though can afford gas cylinders and they have been using them since ages already. Did they ever have electricity or gas supply to begin with?
          What a retarded objection you have, just like the putrid mentality of divorcing a woman over food. Thats why i recommended that balls of such people should be cooked and fed to them in order to ultimately satisfy their patriarchy. Wives are not servants or cooks or maids. They are supposed to bring up the kids only. For everything else, husbands are responsible. Isnt that ridiculous that husbands in our society just eat, work, f__k and sleep? Wheres pride in that?

          • Mennist

            Take your bleeding-heart third wave feminism somewhere else. In our society, it is the husband’s responsibility to financially support his wife and the woman herself has zero financial responsibility. Financially supporting someone is much harder than just doing some housework, especially considering the state of the economy.

            Is it too much to ask for some f–king food when a man gets home after working his butt off so he could support the woman who is not a “servant, cook or maid”?

            If a woman is not contributing financially to the household then her responsibilities are much more than just raising the kids.

    • Shahood ul Hassan

      Yeah this is funny. People have moved past it and to bigger issues. Divorce on gas shortage….? Cmon!

  • Azeem Ahmed

    Marriyam aurangzeb is not Petroleum but information minister, she has been given the portfolio after removal of Pervaiz Rashid.

  • Rao Zahid Nisar

    How stupid can one get!!!
    What is Mrs. Maryam talking about???
    No sensible person can do that.

  • lahori

    It is nonsense…. but looking at cultural sickness ie male dominance, in Pakistan and she being a woman… the Minister could have been more careful with choice of words.. she is authority and representative of the victims of the cultural sickness should discourage this and cime up with practical plan of action

  • Waqas

    Whenever Nawaz comes our relation with Iran breaks. Because Nawaz is bootlicker of house of saud. This man can trade interests of entire country for his personal relations and businesses.

    • M Waseem Akhtar

      And still NAWAZ was blamed for not raising issue of Indian spy with Iranian president on his visit to Pakistan!
      Well I think NAWAZ will remain a bad person at online forums although he has nothing to do with foreign policy…. You know what I mean.

      • Shahood ul Hassan

        Iran or not, power issue should have been resolved.
        If NAWAZ uses power card to win elections, he should be bashed on online (and offline) forums for not delivering as per his promises.

        • M Waseem Akhtar

          I was talking about relations with Iran that have not been effected due to Nawaz.

  • Qadeer Akhtar

    So, her quote means that are just highlighting the issues…
    They have no sense and motives to tackle such issues.. It’s very easy for them.. To speak Infront of mic. These elite class people have nothing to do with it.

  • Rehan Babar

    Marriyam Aurangzeb never uttered such kind of words on the floor of the house, it’s wrongly attributed to her

    • Shahood ul Hassan

      I think so too….how can she point fingers at her own party?

    • Moiz Ali

      I agree with you without any conformation the statement are false

  • Talha Ameen

    Twisting any ones statements is not good and attributing such comets without confirmation is irresponsible

    • Shahood ul Hassan

      Yeah and sun rises from the east and sets in the west.

  • Pakpehlay

    If this really happens then this issue is much bigger than just between a man and a wife but involves Allah swt too because Marriage (Nikkah) is liked by Him and Divorces (Talaaks) are disliked. So I feel like the government shouldn’t anger The Almightly with such deep negligence.

    • Shahood ul Hassan

      Cmon…if people r resorting to divorces based on power related issues, it’s such people who need to be blamed, not the government.
      Kamaal hai, yaar…now u r unnecessarily trying to bring religion into discussion….as if social aspects weren’t enough to mutilate the otherwise grave issue of power shortage.

  • Shahood ul Hassan

    Stupid issue (and article)! It’s not the first time ppl r experiencing gas shortage here in Pak. Now they have very well learnt how to live with this mess. So the issue resulting in divorces seems a bit far fetched.
    Gas and electricity shortage should be discussed in parliament sessions…yes, but not by presenting a ghar ghar ki kahani type situation.

  • Ghias Arsalan

    Abid sher Ali (PMLN) in old faisalabad is responsible .

  • Zafar24

    Man have ego problem specialy in Islamic countries. This is the main reason for divorce. Gas shortage is just an excuse. Man cannot bash on government but they bash on wife! Government should imposed 25% Income tax on men who says the word “Talaq (divorce)”. As this is a open fact that man uses the word “Talaq” to show that he (husband) is right.

  • Aon Bilal

    Angry Bird K Dimagh Main Ye Hi Kuch Aa Sakta Ha

  • Eli Ehsan

    #4thMostIntelligentNation ……… :D

  • Inam

    I want to laugh, but actually I wanna die.

  • Ghias Arsalan

    when any man contact with me or met and provide report to the monopolist about talking with me then monopolist get report by astrologer that such man & ghias arsalan talking is true or complete or not . That is why , this situation is doing create .