Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited organized an awareness walk in Federal Capital Islamabad in collaboration with Punjab Group of Colleges for Gas Conservation and control of Gas Theft during winter season. Federal Minister for Petroleum Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Khan along with Managing Director Amjad Latif led the walk on Energy Conservation. SNGPL management and staff, students, journalists and members of civil society participated in the walk that started near 1-8 Imam Bargah and finished at 1-8 Markaz. Participants were carrying banners and placards about gas conservation, safe usage of gas and control of gas theft. Addressing the journalists on the occasion Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that with economic crisis, country is also facing energy crisis. Gas and oil import bill is 17 billion dollars per annum. There should be judicious usage of oil and gas. The gap between supply and demand of gas is increasing. Solar heaters and solar geysers are available in markets. In winter season people also die due to usage of gas heaters. Gas heaters are not healthy for human life. Natural gas should not be over exploited.
SSGC RAIDS AGAINST GAS THEIVES IN KARACHI AND NAWABSHAH.
The operation will continue in Sindh and Balochistan against gas theft.
SSGC has tightened its noose around gas thieves by conducting a number of raids during the last few days. The SSGC team observed that the owner of the hotel in Malir Cantt was stealing gas through direct line. Restaurant owner named Muhammad Sabir s/o Muhammed Tahir was using 650 CFT/ HR gas. The raiding party disconnected the rubber pipes and other material being used in theft and arrested Muhammad Sabir. Similarly, a raid was carried out on KDA Flats, Gulshan Shiraz, Surjani town Karachi where gas thieves were stealing gas illegally by using rubber pipes which were confiscated, with theft load to be charged accordingly. Crackdown against such culprits will be more intensified in the future since rising theft cases badly affect the company’s financial position.