LAHORE, Sep 26 (APP):Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) during its ongoing crackdown against gas theft caught another 233 connections in Punjab, KP and Islamabad and imposed a fine of worth Rs. 3.486 million.
According to a spokesman of the SNGPL, In Lahore, the regional team disconnected seventeen connections on illegal use of gas, another four on use of compressor and 164 Commercial/SP domestic, industrial under billing cases processed. In Bahawalpur, the regional team disconnected eight connections and 61 in Multan. In Sheikhupura, twenty connections were disconnected by the region and 67 under billing cases have been processed.
In Peshawar, the company disconnected 72 connections on account of direct use of gas and illegal connections. The regional team also lodged four FIR against gas thieves.
In Sialkot, the company disconnected two connections over illegal use of gas and one commercial meter under billing case processed. ln Sargodha 21 under billing cases processed 02 meter disconnected on illegal use of gas. The regional team in Gujranwala 23 under billing cases processed, 04 meters were disconnected on the use of compressor and 03 removed on illegal use of gas. The region also imposed fine of Rs. 0.228 million on gas theft and under billing cases.
The team also disconnected one connection in Gujrat while 12 in Islamabad over illegal use of gas. Eight connection were found illegal in Sahiwal and 23 in Faisalabad.