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Three business owners arrested over gas theft

By News Desk
May 23, 2024
A representational image showing a person handcuffed and standing behind bars. — AFP/File
A representational image showing a person handcuffed and standing behind bars. — AFP/File

The team of the Sui Southern Gas Company’s Counter Gas Theft Operations (CGTO) is continuously carrying out raids on businesses that are suspected of involvement in gas theft, across its franchise areas of Sindh and Balochistan.

In Quetta, on a tip-off, the Security Services and Counter Gas Theft Operations (SS&CGTO) team carried out a joint operation in Model Town. Dr. Naqeebullah Achakzai was stealing gas directly through the company’s service line for a hospital, the SSGC said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the total connecting load being stolen was 400 cubic feet per hour.

In another joint raid in Karachi, a team raided Masha Allah Naan House and Tandoori Bhatti situated in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block No. 7, where Abdul Ahad, s/o Mania Khan, wasstealing gas directly from the company’s service line via rubber pipes.

In Shikarpur, an SS&CGTO team raided Rich Bakery where the culprit was using a domestic gas connection for commercial purposes. The total connected load of the stolen gas was 380 cubic feet per hour.

Appropriate claims are being raised and all illegal connections have been disconnected. Gas theft is a serious crime against the community and the SSGC will continue to fight against this menace prevailing in the society, said the statement.