ISLAMABAD: Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Hussain, in a written reply submitted to the assembly secretariat, told the National Assembly on Monday that the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) topped the list of gas defaulters with R41.805 billion in arrears.
He added that besides the KESC, the KESC KTPS Residential Complex in Karachi was also a major defaulter with Rs36 million in outstanding dues.
The KESC has disputed its outstanding dues with the SSGC, owning up to only bills worth Rs28 billion.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Shireen Arshad Khan had inquired about the names and addresses of companies and individuals whose gas dues were more than Rs10 million.
Responding to a question posed by MNA Shagufta Sadiq regarding whether there was a ban on the installation of CNG kits, Dr Hussain said that the government, as per approval of the CEC, has imposed a complete ban on company fitted CNG kits in locally manufactured vehicles.
The minister also conceded that gas sale price for textile, commercial, power, CNG, cement and other industrial consumers included a cross-subsidy.
List of defaulters:
Pakistan Steel Bin Qasim, Karachi – Rs 8,782 million
WAPDA ( Jamshoro, Kotri, Sukkur, Quetta) – Rs 2203 million
Habibullah Coastal Power (Sheikh Manda Quetta) – Rs 1320 million
DHA Desalination Plant (Defence Karachi) – Rs 996 million
Olympia Power Generation, Landhi Karachi – Rs 183 million
Naudero Power Plant, Larkana – Rs 162 million
Nadeem Power Generation, Kotri – Rs 103 million
Lucky Energy (Pvt) Ltd, Karachi – Rs 274 million
Tata Energy Limited, Karachi – Rs 188 million
Gulistan Power, Kotri – Rs 136 million.
Central Prison, Hyderabad – Rs 14 million,
Sandaman Civil Hospital, Quetta – Rs 12 million,
Bolan Medical Complex Hospital Brewary Road, Quetta -Rs 10 million,
Karachi Central Prison – Rs 28 million.
Dewan Textile Mills Ltd, Kotri – Rs 51 million,
Rana Textile, Shahkot – Rs 183 million,
Rustam Towel, Lahore – Rs 182 million,
Amtex Private Limited, Khurrarianwala (Faisalabad) – Rs 173 million,
Flying Paper Industries, Lahore – Rs 616 million,
Zaman Paper Board, Lahore – Rs 169 million,
Jaguar Pvt Ltd, Faisalabad – Rs 154 million,
Chenaab Limited, Faisalabad – Rs 127 million and
Ali Sameer – Rs 104 million.
Shaoukat Ali of Qilla Sattar Shah – Rs 121 million.
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