PM Khan orders immediate removal of SSGC MDs as gas crisis sets in

PM Khan orders immediate removal of SSGC MDs as gas crisis sets in

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KARACHI: The compressed natural gas (CNG) Stations reopened today at 8 a.m across Sindh including Karachi, informed Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) spokesperson.

While ruling out the news of the decrease in gas pressure in Sindh, the spokesperson said, the gas to the domestic consumers in the province is being supplied with its full capacity.

“Gas supply to the industries and the captive power plants is underway as per routine,” the spokesman added.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered that the managing directors of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) be removed immediately from their posts, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday.

The information minister’s statement has attributed the prime minister’s decision to the review of a report submitted by a committee tasked with probing the ongoing gas supply crisis which rapidly escalated across the country over the past few months.

Last month, the prime minister had ordered an inquiry into the dwindling supply of gas which not only forced industry closures across Punjab and Karachi, but even affected domestic consumers as residents in many parts faced outages.

There are a total 650 CNG stations in Sindh, of which 300 are in Karachi.

On December 11, the SSGC had halted gas supply to all the CNG stations in Sindh for an indefinite period.

The gas supply resumed after six days when Governor Imran Ismail and Petroleum Minister Ghulam Sarwar intervened.

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