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FIA arrests three employees of SNGC over provision of illegal connection

PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday has apprehended three employees of Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC) over providing an‘illegal’ gas connection, ARY News reported. “The arrested were working as Supervisors in the SNGC, who provided illegal connection to a colony in Peshawar,” the spokesman of the FIA said in his statement. Taking the stern notice of the gas crisis earlier in this month, the prime minister had ordered for the removal of Managing Directors of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and…

PM Khan approves dismissal of SSGC, SNGC managing directors

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) on Tuesday recommended for forthwith dismissal of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC) Managing Directors (MDs) for their incompetence which led to a gas crisis in the country, ARY News reported. An inquiry report on the gas crisis experienced last month was presented in the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, with Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Power Minister Umar Ayub Khan, Minister…

No hike in gas tariffs, says petroleum minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the federal government will not increase gas prices, ARY News reported on Wednesday. Talking to media Abbasi said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority's (OGRA) summary recommending hike in gas tariffs. The minister said that there is a 40 percent shortfall in demand and supply of gas in Punjab. Abbasi had earlier said that the government has decided not to hike gas tariff for…