Theft Claims: Ministry compiling data of gas usage

The ministry recently made startling disclosures before the Senate Standing Committees


APP February 23, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources is in the process of preparing a comprehensive report containing data of natural gas supply and its consumption across the country, after massive theft revelations of the commodity. The ministry recently made startling disclosures before the Senate Standing Committees that 83% gas supply to Balochistan was going unbilled, while Rs20 million gas theft was recorded in Karak district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) on a daily basis. “All details including volume of gas supply, theft, illegal connections, domestic and commercial consumers are being tallied in order to devise a strategy to prevent financial loss to the national exchequer,” official sources told.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 23rd, 2017.

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