770 illegal gas connections cut in Sindh and Balochistan

Around 770 illegal domestic connections were removed in different cities and towns by the company’s theft control teams

By News Desk
June 21, 2024
A representational image of gas meters. — APP/File

karachi: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) continues to demonstrate zero tolerance against gas theft incidences in its franchise provinces of Sindh and Balochistan through raids in residential areas, according to a press statement issued by the gas utility.

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In fresh operations, around 770 illegal domestic connections were removed in different cities and towns by the company’s theft control teams. FIRs were also lodged against the miscreants involved in stealing gas from direct lines to run their commercial concerns.

In Karachi, the customer relations department’s theft control teams removed 570 illegal domestic underground and overhead connections in FB Area and Liaquatabad. In majority of the pilferage cases, residents had illegally extended gas connections, which were dismantled during the raids. Service lines were also killed by the SSGC teams to prevent any further unauthorised use.

During a raid conducted by the security services & counter gas theft operations (SS&CGTO) and the SSGC police, an FIR was lodged against a bakery factory owner in North Karachi who was caught using a heavy generator directly through a service line to consume gas illegally. Theft claims are being raised for the recovery of losses incurred.

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