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June 20, 2021

Site industrialists seek gas supply

 
June 20, 2021

KARACHI: The Site Association of Industry (SAI) has expressed concern over the non-supply of gas to the industries of the Site Area, a statement said on Saturday.

SAI President Abdul Hadi said that the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has suspended the gas supply to the industries, as a result, the gas crisis has intensified and the production activities have come to a halt and many industries have been shut down.

He demanded restoration of the gas supply to the industries at the required pressure so that the production activities could be resumed.

He appealed Prime Minister Imran Khan and federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar to take notice of the non-supply of gas.

Hadi said that the industries of the Site Area have been facing gas shortage for a week and now its supply has been suspended.

"The non-supply of gas is affecting the production activities, which has led to the closure of several industries. The gas pressure is constantly zero and despite repeated complaints to the SSGC, it has not been improved.”

“On the contrary, SSGC has taken the position that it may take another two to three days to improve the gas pressure, which is an alarm for the fulfillment of export orders,” he said.

The SAI chief questioned the SSGC officials that if there is such a situation of gas supply in the summers, then what will happen to the gas crisis in winters?

Hadi urged the prime minister federal minister for energy to issue directives to SSGC for the restoration of gas at required pressure to the Site industries, otherwise, timely delivery of export orders will not be possible, and if any export orders were cancelled, the responsibility will be on the gas utility company.