SSGC curtails gas supply to KESC over non-payment of dues

Published: November 17, 2011

Iqbal said that the KESC is liable to pay SSGC an amount of Rs32 billion.

KARACHI: The Managing Director for Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) Azeem Iqbal said on Thursday that gas supply to Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) will be curtailed until the company clears its dues.

Speaking to the media, Iqbal said that KESC is liable to pay SSGC an amount of Rs32 billion.

The SSGC MD dubbed KESC’s acts as “pressure tactics” and said that the supply company is brewing resentment in the masses through unwarranted power outages.

Industrialists who suffered from power outages have threatened to close all industrial zones in reaction to the load shedding.

(Read: Industrial areas: KESC to start load-shedding)

Earlier on Wednesday, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Mian Abrar Ahmad expressed deep concern over an SMS sent by KESC to industrialists, stating that it plans to start load shedding in industrial areas due to curtailment of gas by SSGC.

Ahmad said owing to curtailed gas supply to KESC, he feared load shedding in all industrial areas of Karachi which will severely hamper industrial activities.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • fantome
    Nov 17, 2011 - 2:48PM

    Does Karachi pays anything to KESC? They are taking a free ride; while rest of the country is paying for karachi.

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