PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has approved provision of loan to Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for regularising illegal gas connections in two southern districts.
Under the arrangement SNGPL will regularise all illegal gas connections in district Karak and Kohat. For this purpose all details would be provided to the Department of Energy and Power for onward arrangements, a statement from the CM office said on Saturday.
The meeting decided SNGPL under a written agreement with the representatives of the Karak Jirga would have to regularise all domestic connections and in this connection both the Company and local administration would be extended full cooperation and no illegal connections would be allowed in future.
CM directed the installation of 4,000 new gas meters in district Karak while the management of SNGPL assured speedy arrangements in this regard. Khattak expressed the hope regularisation of illegal connections in district Karak would help prevent the wastage of the precious natural resource and the surplus gas would be utilised in other areas and sectors to meet the energy requirements in the province.
Federal Secretary Petroleum and Natural Resources Abid Saeed, Managing Director SNGPL Arif Hameed, Parliamentary Secretary Planning and Development Mian Khaleeq-ur-Rehman, Chief Secretary KP Amjad Ali Khan, additional Chief Secretary Khalid Pervez, Secretary Finance Sayed Badshah Bokhari and Secretary Energy Sahibzada Saeed, elected public representatives from southern districts and elite of the area were present.
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