SNGPL to establish facilitation desk at LCCI

LAHORE, Jan 03 (APP):The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines
Limited (SNGPL) will establish a facilitation desk at the
Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) that will be
headed by LCCI Vice President Zeshan Khalil.
It was decided in a meeting between LCCI President Malik
Tahir Javaid and SNGPL Managing Director Amjad Latif here at
Lahore Chamber on Wednesday.
LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Khawar Rashid and
Vice President Zeshan Khalil also spoke on the occasion, while
Amjad Ali Jawa, Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry,
Adeeb Iqbal Sheikh, Rizwan Akhter Shamsi and other members
were also present.
The meeting also decided that Lahore Chamber would appoint
a focul person for coordination with the SNGPL on day-to-day
issues. LCCI President and MD SNGPL also formed a committee
comprising LCCI Vice President Zeshan Khalil, Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry, Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry, Adeeb Iqbal Sheikh and Mian Muhammad Nawaz to facilitate businessmen in connection with their gas related problems.
SNGPL MD Amjad Latif said that establishment of the
facilitation desk at the LCCI and appointment of focal person
would help resolve issues in the shortest possible time. He
informed the house that new connections for industries, commercial activities and housing societies were open as gas supply
situation was better after arrival of RLNG.
He said that RLNG was being promoted as alternative fuel
and all cases have been processed by the SNGPL. Just a few
issues coming in the way, were being removed. He said that
gas losses were now reducing and improvement would be witnessed
with the passage of time.
LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid said that industrial gas
connections were temporarily shifted to RLNG from Sui gas under
the plea of gas shortage, and at present, situation was far better
than the past.
He urged the MD SNGPL to re-shift industrial gas connections
from RLNG to Sui gas tariff connections. He also urged the government to give 25 per cent subsidy to those industries using RLNG as fuel. He said that old tariff should be imposed on those industrial gas connections that were disconnected because of some reason.
He said that staff of SNGPL disconnected gas connections of industries without any prior notice, adding that industries must be informed well before the time so that they could pay their dues.