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Gas supply will be restored within five days, Umar assures business community

KARACHI: Finance Minister Asad Umar has assured Karachi’s business community for restoration of gas supply within three to five days to the industries in Karachi, ARY News reported on Thursday.

In a telephonic conversation with Siraj Qasim Teli, a leader of city’s business community, the finance minister assured him about restoration of gas supply to the industrial units in Karachi, within three to five days.

“Problems of business community will be solved on priority basis,” maintained Asad Umar while talking to Mr Qasim.

He said government is taking steps to prevent business community from facing such kind of situation in future.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan had warned that those responsible for gas crisis in Sindh will not be spared at any cost.

He had directed the relevant authorities to resolve the gas crisis at the earliest.

The premier said his party came to power to represent the people, adding that they should not face difficulties at any cost.

Meanwhile, the prime minister had ordered removal of the board of directors of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGC) over the crisis.

The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) had announced late Tuesday that it was discontinuing gas supply to CNG stations and captive power plants of all general industries for an “indefinite period of time.”

The gas supply company said it was facing acute shortage of gas and low pressure in the system.

The SSGC spokesperson had assured that all household consumers will receive gas at all costs, however, after fixing the technical faults in the field, the CNG sector and industries will be supplied gas by the gas company.

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