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169 connections cut, fine imposed over gas theft

By APP
February 27, 2024

LAHORE:The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), during its ongoing crackdown on pilferers, disconnected another 169 connections besides imposing Rs2.8 million fine in Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited building. — APP/File
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited building. — APP/File

According to a spokesman for the SNGPL, in Lahore, the regional team disconnected 17 connections on illegal use of gas while another six on use of compressor while in Rawalpindi, the team disconnected seven connections on illegal use of gas while another four on use of compressor and fine of Rs0.31 million was imposed against gas theft cases. In Multan, 17 connections were severed, in Peshawar and Karak 74 meters were disabled and an amount of Rs2.34 million against gas theft cases.

The team also lodged three FIRs against gas pilferers. In Sahiwal, five connections were disconnected, Sheikhupura 29, Bahawalpur 08, and the regional team of Faisalabad cut two connections on illegal use of gas and imposed fine of Rs0.13 million against gas theft cases.