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SSGC LPG MD sacked

The SLL spokesman and the Petroleum Division confirmed that Amir’s contract had been terminated

By Khalid Mustafa
May 10, 2024
This image shows Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd headquarters in Karachi. — SSGC website/File
This image shows Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd headquarters in Karachi. — SSGC website/File

ISLAMABAD: SSGC LPG Limited (SLL) Managing Director Amir Mahmud has been sacked by the board of directors, it is learnt.

His contract was for three years. The SLL is the 100 per cent-owned subsidiary of the Sui Southern Gas Company created for the import of LPG and its distribution across the country.

The SLL spokesman and the Petroleum Division confirmed that Amir’s contract had been terminated.

SLL Chief Financial Officer Ghalib Jalees, who has been given the acting charge of managing director, also confirmed that Amir had been sacked by the board of directors. 

When asked if he was sacked because of an ongoing inquiry by the FIA into alleged irregularities in the import of LPG, the acting MD said, “No, not because of the FIA probe as senior management was extending full cooperation to the FIA and the investigation agency was now satisfied with the procedure of import of LPG.” 

Sources told The News the board of directors headed by Dr Shamshad Akhtar took notice of Amir’s alleged involvement in a harassment case and terminated his contract on May 6, 2024 after an inquiry through due procedure. 

The spokesperson and the CFO, however, refused comment on the harassment charge. 

The News also sent questions to SLL Board of Directors’ Chairperson Dr Shamshad Akhtar and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) Managing Director Imran Maniar, who is also a director of the SLL board, seeking confirmation about the termination, but both did not respond. 

The cell phone of Amir Mehmood was found off when this scribe attempted to contact him for his viewpoint.