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Gas pipeline explosion in Malguzar halts supply to Karachi

April 01, 2013 - Updated 640 PKT
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JAFFERABAD: A 22-inch diameter gas pipeline exploded as a result of a blast in Malguzar area of Balochistan province, suspending gas supply to Karachi.


According to Sui Northern Gas Supply Company spokesman, shortfall of 190 million cubic feet in the system has taken place after the pipeline explosion incident.


The spokesman said that CNG would not be available to Faisalabad, Multan, Jhang, Bahawalpur and various other areas while gas supply to textile sector and other industries would also be suspended.


The teams have been called in to repair the pipeline, the spokesman added.

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