Fawad confirms removal of MD’s of SSGC, SNGPL over gas crisis

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Wednesday confirmed removal of the managing directors of SSGC and SNGPL over recent gas crisis in the country.
In a tweet, the information minister said that recently people are facing severe shortage of gas in the country.
He said an inquiry committee which was set up by the Prime Minister to ascertain the reason of gas shortage submitted its report on Tuesday.
He said in view of the report the Prime Minister has immediately removed the heads of Sui Southern and Sui Northern from their posts.
Industrial activities both in Sindh and Punjab came to a standstill on December 12 on account of gas crisis. The prime minister had convened the meeting on December 12 and ordered the authorities concerned to probe and fix the responsibilities for the gas crisis.
The Petroleum Division on the same day had constituted a four-member fact-finding committee headed by Ogra Chairperson Uzma Adil. Qazi Saleem Siddiqui, DG(PC), Shahid Yousaf DG(Gas) and Imran Ahmad, DG(LG) were its members. Secretary petroleum submitted the report to the PM with his own recommendations some days back, holding the managing directors of gas companies responsible for the gas crisis.


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