SSGC’s Corporate Communication Department held an awareness session on Energy Conservation and Gas Theft Control for the benefit of the students and faculty members of SZABIST Karachi at its Clifton Campus.
The participants of the session were informed that Gas theft contributes 51% to rising Unaccounted-for-Gas or UFG volumes. The Gas (Theft and Recovery) Act passed by the National Assembly in 2016 has facilitated SSGC in clamping down on gas theft. Lt-Col Hasan (retd) informed the audience that since its formation in July 2017, the Department has helped arrest more than 10 gas thieves with cases being settled at gas utility courts.
According to sources more than 1,300 raids have taken place on domestic, commercial and industrial customers involved in gas theft related crimes, with the result that the Company has saved 1,315 MMCF of gas and accumulated Rs. 1 billion in claims.
The company officials attended the session including Shahbaz Islam, GM (HR and Corporate Communic-ations), Lt-Col SaadIbnul Hasan (retd), Chief Manager (Security Services and Counter Gas Theft Operations), S. Imran Ahmed, Chief Manager (Corporate Communications) spoke on the occasion. Dr. Kaiser Bengali, Dean Management Sciences, SZABIST also addressed the participants