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Gas outages: Karak consumers allowed to get ‘illegal connections’ from supply line

Gas outages: Karak consumers allowed to get ‘illegal connections’ from supply line
December 06, 2017

KARAK: The Sui Southern Gas Pipeline Limited on Wednesday allowed consumers to get illegal connections from main supply line till issue of low gas supply is resolved. The permission to get illegal connections was given after a large number of consumers staged a protest outside its office against gas load-shedding.

The protesters staged a sit-in outside deputy commissioner’s office and demanded to restore the connections they had taken from the main supply line.

The SNGPL had disconnected around 400 illegal connections that were taken after consumers were subjected to gas outages. A large number of women had staged a protest but the issue was not resolved.

The DC held negotiation with the protesters yesterday and agreed that the connections would not be cut till the issue of low gas pressure was resolved after which the protesters dispersed.


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