Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Gas crisis: Fawad confirms PM ordered removal of SSGC, SNGC managing directors

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KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information on Wednesday confirmed the ARY News report that the Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered for the removal of managing directors of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and the Sui Northern Gas Company (SNGC) due to the recent gas crisis.

“In recent days, the people had to face an extreme gas crisis. The prime minister constituted an inquiry committee to determine the responsibility for the gas crisis. The committee presented its report to the PM yesterday. Taking the report into account the premier directed to dismiss chiefs of the SSGC and the SNGC immediately,” Chaudhry Fawad Hussain tweeted.

ARY News had already broken the news on Tuesday that the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCE) had recommended for the removal of the SSGC and the SNGC managing directors for their incompetence which led to a gas crisis in the country.

An inquiry report on the gas crisis experienced last month was presented in the meeting which was chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Finance Minister Asad Umar, Minister for Petroleum Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Power Minister Umar Ayub Khan, Minister for Planning and Development Khushro Bakhtiar and others were also in attendance.

The report held the MDs of the SSGC Amjad Lateef and SNGC Ameen Rajput responsible for the crisis.

Sources had informed ARY News that a recommendation was sent to the Ministry of Petroleum and notification for their dismissal would be issued very soon.

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