SSGC disconnects illegal gas connection of plastic factory
KARACHI: Sui Southern Gas Company's (SSGC) counter gas theft team conducted a raided a plastic works factory located in Karachi's Liaquatabad area and disconnected its illegal connection.
The team along with law enforcement agencies, SSGC-dedicated police discovered that the factory own- ers were using gas illegally to run their facility by means of fake meters. Through this illegal connection, culprits were consuming 300 cubic feet per hour of gas. FIR has been lodged against one Qaiser Abbas, the factory owner. SSGC has expressed its determination to uproot the menace of gas theft, one of the major reasons behind rising trend of Unaccountedfor-Gas (UFG) or line losses. Gas (Theft Control and Recovery) Act passed by the National Assembly in 2016 and the recent establishment of Gas utility courts have given the gas utilities, including SSGC, mandate to take an unprecedented legal action against gas theft culprits.