Pakistan Cables wins the 16th Environmental Excellence Award
July 9, 2019: Pakistan Cables won the 16th Environmental Excellence Award at the annual award ceremony organized by the National Forum of Environment and Health (NFEH) in Karachi. The 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards recognize initiatives taken by organizations for the conserving the environment and health. Mr. Hasan Irfaan, Director Operations Supply Chain received the award on behalf of the company.
“We are delighted to be recognized for our continued efforts to maintaining initiatives within and outside the company that promote conservation, health and safety for all its stakeholders”, commented Fahd K. Chinoy, Chief Executive Officer, Pakistan Cables.
The 2018-2019 NFEH EEA is Pakistan Cables’ fifth consecutive win, which is testament of its commitment to promoting best practices towards health, safety and environment (HSE).
Founded in 1953, PCL the pioneer in cable and wire solutions in Pakistan.
MTI Winning International Award On Training
Maritime Training Institute, Karachi- Pakistan, an international award winning institute, duly approved by Govt. of Pakistan and an outreach campus of the Glasgow College of Nautical Studies-UK,. We are provider of a vast range of Training Course vide our state of the art appurtenances equipments which are unparalleled in Pakistan and thus pleased to introduce ourselves as one of the premier Institute in private sector actively involved in imparting education and training not only in Pakistan but Middle East Gulf region as well, thereby promoting IMO’s aims and objectives in be-fitting manner.
We are proud to state that we share a significant market share in providing Training Courses and advanced and ancillary STCW Mandatory courses not only to Pakistan Merchant Marine but also STATE and National bodies like PAK NAVY OFFICERS, KPT, PNSC, Range of TERMINALs in Pakistan including SBM operating company.
We participated in International Competition organized by Lloyd’s List UK, comprising Maritime Training Institutions from countries of South Asia, Middle East & Africa.
We extremely proud that in recognition of our services we were declared winner of “TRAING” Award in the Hugh ceremony held at PALAZZO VERSACE Hotel, DUBAI on 27th November 2018. Capt. S.M.Ajmal Mahmoodi personally received the hounor at his hand.
We dedicate this achievement to Patrons and the Students who received training and took courses at MTI.
ACCA hosts event on Dr Amjad Saqib’s Akhuwat aims in the UK
Dr Muhammad Amjad Saqib, the founder of the Islamic micro finance company, Akhuwat, met with Alan Hatfield, executive director for strategy and development at ACCA’s London headquarters on 12 July 2019.
Dr Saqib was in London to speak at an event organised at the House of Lords, the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and also wanted to meet with the global professional body to discuss his organisation’s initiatives to promote literacy and micro finance in Pakistan, and around the world.
In Pakistan, micro finance is proving popular amongst the growing SME sector; SMEDA, the country’s SME development authority, calculates that nearly 90% of companies are SMEs, most of them operating in the informal sector, so the demand for micro finance is also growing.
Alan Hatfield said of the meeting: “It was fascinating to hear first-hand from Dr Saqib about the aims of Akhuwat, and about how it has grown over the years. Dr Saqib and his team are clearly passionate about the aims of the business, and of how micro finance can help SMEs grow and thrive in Pakistan. The micro-credit industry is proving popular in many countries around the world, offering innovative and accessible ways to fund SMEs. It is important for ACCA accountants to understand how the micro finance model works, as the first point of advice for many SMEs is the professionally qualified accountant.”
Dr Saqib added: “Since 2001, Akhuwat has opened over 850 branches in 486 cities/towns across Pakistan, enabling over 3.5 million families to become self-reliant by extending interest-free loans worth more than £400 million. Now, through Akhuwat University, we will be providing higher education without any tuition fee to support the upward social mobility in the country. ACCA and Akhuwat share the same values and we will continue working together to promote financial inclusion and access to world-class education in Pakistan. We need to rise together and make concerted efforts to reduce poverty and make this world a happy place to live in.”
Akhuwat was set up in 2001 and provides interest free loans to the economically poor so that they may acquire a sustainable livelihood.
Dawlance introduces ’sync’ – first ever ’smart’ home appliances solution
Dawlance has now pioneered an ’Internet-of-Things’ (IoT) platform, for the first time in Pakistan, which the consumers can operate very conveniently, through a powerful Mobile-App. IoT is a revolutionary concept, as electronic products, home-appliances and digital-devices can now be embedded with internet connectivity. So, all forms of electronic hardware and devices can now communicate and interact with each-other, over the Internet. The consumers can remotely monitor and control all their electronic products.
This Mobile-Application from Dawlance named – “SYNC”, is powered by Homewhiz. It provides an IoT solution to connect 4 major categories of home-appliances: Refrigerators, Split Inverters, Microwave Ovens and Washing Machines. It offers great convenience to consumers who can now control their Dawlance appliances, on-the-go, from anywhere in the world.
Being the leading brand of home-appliances in Pakistan, Dawlance has ventured into digital excellence. Dawlance has an international collaboration with Arcelik – a Turkish enterprise with global leadership in technologies. Therefore, Dawlance has a great advantage for innovation that makes its consumers’ lives much more comfortable. The SYNC App by Dawlance promises the next-level of IoT convenience, through the convergence of latest technologies.
Syed Hasan Jameel, Marketing & Sales Director at Dawlance expressed his delight, as SYNC is getting an overwhelming response from the consumers. He stated that: “This breakthrough has established Dawlance as the first and only brand of home-appliances in Pakistan to launch a powerful IOT solution. We believe in proactively fulfilling the evolving needs of various customer segments, because in today’s fast-paced world, business and industries can only become sustainable, if consumers’ satisfaction is their first priority.”
Using SYNC, on-the-go, the consumers can now venture into the fascinating world of connected appliances, to make meals, do laundry, economize their electricity bills and do much more, as the home solutions across the world are becoming more digitized and convenient.
For further details, please visit: http://www.dawlance.com.pk/Sync
Promise of indigenous power production for Pakistan
Engro declares ’commercial operations date’ of Thar coal project
Engro Powergen Thar (Private) Limited (EPTL) – a majority owned Company of Engro Energy – and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) – a joint venture of Engro Energy with the Government of Sindh and other corporate partners – have successfully declared the Commercial Operations Date (COD) of the first phase of the Thar coal project.
SECMC successfully unearthed the first layer of coal in June 2018 and has also completed the 60-day testing period of steady state production of on-specification coal. This culminates the first phase of the mining project. On the other hand, Engro Powergen Thar Private Limited – the Company tasked to construct 2×330 MW mine mouth power plants has also declared its Commercial Operations Date (COD). The EPTL plant demonstrated the proof of concept earlier by synchronizing both the power units in March and April respectively. The Company has since been involved in extensive testing of both the power units and has successfully completed all relevant inspections and commissioning of the plant thereby achieving COD.
The COD milestone of both the mining and the power projects is a significant achievement given that the Thar dream has been an elusive reality for millions of Pakistanis for over 27 years. The mining project of SECMC and the EPTL power plant began approximately 3 years ago in 2016 – after the financial close of the project – led by Engro Energy and in collaboration with other commercial partners including Government of Sindh; Thal Limited; HBL; HUBCO; SPIC and China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC) for the mine project; and HBL, CMEC and Liberty for the power plant. Developed in a record time, as per schedule and within projected costs, the Thar Coal projects are part of the early harvest component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework – making it truly a project of national and strategic significance.
Commenting on the occasion, Ghias Khan – President, Engro Corporation – said: “The declaration of the Commercial Operations Date (COD) of the Thar coal mine and power projects is a monumental achievement. This showcases not just the ability of Engro to deliver on mega projects that are good for Pakistan but also underscores the success of public-private partnership models to deploy inclusive development in the country. At this juncture, I would like to congratulate the Government of Sindh and the Federal Government, along with all our partner organizations, for their catalytic role and support in helping us deliver on our commitments of the Thar coal projects.”
Ahsan Zafar Syed – the Chief Executive Officer of Engro Energy and EPTL said: “Today the Thar coal project has come full circle as we fulfill the promise to the nation of providing indigenous electricity. Since the synchronization earlier in April we have been involved in extensive testing of the systems to ensure that we delivered quality and did not compromise on the safety of the project. I am pleased that our efforts have resulted in delivering engineering excellence on our pioneering coal fired power plant and has brought us closer to our promise of providing Pakistan with low-cost, affordable and abundant energy.”
Syed Abul Fazal Rizvi – the CEO of SECMC congratulated the nation on the achievement and said: “The successful culmination of phase one of the mining project – ahead of schedule, well within projected costs and with a stellar safety record – is indeed a remarkable feat., We are now working diligently to pursue phase two of the mining activity as per our expansion plans where we intend to economize the mine and double the production capacity to 7.6 million tons per annum (MPTA) for the additional 2x330MW power plant scheduled to come online in 2021.”
It is important to note that SECMC and EPTL have also delivered on various social commitments under the aegis of Thar Foundation. Together with its partners, Thar Foundation aims to make Islamkot taluka in Tharparkar an SDG compliant model tehsil and various initiatives are in the final stages of their completion such as the new resettled Senhri Dars village; construction of the Thar Foundation Hospital in Islamkot; primary and secondary school units; RO plants infrastructure; innovative bio-saline and aqua-culture (fish-farming) experiments. Through its agenda of inclusive development, Thar Foundation is working towards benefitting the local communities and is enhancing their prosperity and reducing poverty in the region.
Gilead sciences joins Pakistan coalition for viral hepatitis elimination by 2030
Gilead Sciences, Inc. has announced that it has partnered with 12 leading companies in Pakistan as part of the Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Pakistan (CCVHEP) program to support the Government of Pakistan’s effort to eliminate viral hepatitis in Pakistan by 2030. CCVHEP was announced at a press conference in the city that was also attended by Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, and senior officials from the Ministry of National Health Services.
The coalition is led by a partnership between Gilead Sciences and Pakistan partner, Ferozsons Laboratories Limited with founding members including Abbott Pakistan, Atlas Honda, Citibank Pakistan, Descon Oxychem Limited, InspecTest (Pvt.) Limited, Jazz, Nestlé Pakistan, Packages Limited, Pepsico Pakistan, Sapphire and Service Sales Corporation. It aims to improve awareness, screening, and linkage-to-care for viral hepatitis. It is also committed to ensuring a discrimination-free work environment for those with the disease.
“Viral hepatitis is a disease of epidemic proportions in Pakistan, impacting more than 7% of the entire population. It has severe implications for our national productivity as well as our health indicators. Pakistan is committed to eliminating viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030. The launch of the Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination, consisting of Pakistan’s most respected private sector employers, is a very encouraging development in this context,” said Dr Zafar Mirza, Minister for National Health Services, in a statement released at the ceremony.
“Addressing Hepatitis is foremost in national government’s health policy, and we will be launching the Prime Minister’s Program for Hepatitis Prevention and Control on the occasion of World Hepatitis Day later this month. We are also contemplating to launch a national screening program for hepatitis and linking it to effective treatment services. We invite the private sector to join hands with the government in helping achieve our national elimination goals”
Talking at the launch of CCVHEP, Dr Sania Nishtar, said that we hope to eliminate viral hepatitis in Pakistan by promoting public private collaborations. It is important area for us to focus on, as this disease disproportionately inflicts the poor and marginalized who usually suffer at the hands of bad health systems and practices. For all these reasons, the public health goal of viral hepatitis elimination and the launch of this coalition to support this cause is extremely opportune. It is indeed, a very pragmatic step by the industry and stakeholders. There is a need that we understand that elimination of viral Hepatitis on a national scale requires public awareness and appropriate prevention strategies to tackle the epidemic.
Clifford Samuel, SVP of Access Operations and Emerging Markets at Gilead Sciences said, “Gilead Sciences is committed to working in partnership with governments, NGOs and the private sector to eliminate viral hepatitis in countries where the infection is highly prevalent. I am pleased to see the launch of the Corporate Coalition for Viral Hepatitis Elimination in Pakistan and I thank the leaders of these socially responsible companies for sharing our goal to help eliminate viral hepatitis in Pakistan by 2030.î
Pakistan has the second highest burden of viral hepatitis in the world, with an estimated 15 million people suffering from hepatitis B or C. According to a recent estimate, over 200,000 new patients develop hepatitis every year, and 10% to 40% of people with chronic infection may develop cirrhosis and potentially liver cancer. Many people contract the infection unknowingly, because of reuse of syringes, dental equipment and barber shop equipment.
Highly effective treatments for hepatitis C can cure the infection in over 95% of people. Hepatitis B can be prevented through vaccination. Those with chronic hepatitis B infection can manage the disease with lifelong treatment.
The private sector in Pakistan employs a large number of people and its commitment to the cause of viral hepatitis elimination strengthens the government’s response to the challenges posed by these diseases.
This initiative is in line with Pakistan’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the World Health Assembly’s declaration to eliminate viral hepatitis as a public threat by 2030. It is the countryís first such coalition of companies that will focus on both, preventing new infections and treating existing patients to prevent liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Haleeb foods wins award for environment excellence
Haleeb Foods one of the leading food and beverages company of Pakistan won prestigious accolade in the food category at the 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards for being committed to be at the forefront of the environmental protection in Pakistan. This award distinguishes the high quality standards and vision of the company towards the environmental protection initiatives taken at two plants in Bhai Pheru and Rahim Yar khan.
Expressing his thoughts on this milestone Memosh Khawaja – CEO Haleeb Foods stated that; “This prestigious award has recognized the resourceful social interventions of Haleeb Foods. We are thankful to NFEH for appreciating our endeavors and inspiring us to continue investing in the Planet. Haleeb Foods aims to empower the nation and ensure sustainable progress. Being pioneers in the dairy industry – Haleeb Foods is proud to take up this role in the nation-building of Pakistan.”
The National Forum for Environment & Health reviewed the company’s environment protection practices and procedures. After their assessment and thorough examination, Haleeb Foods was chosen winner of this award for meeting local and international standards of Environment Protection and Health Practices.
The governing-body of the NFEH and the panel of distinguished judges appreciated Haleeb Foods progressive vision being implemented through contributions for Environment. The grand ceremony in Karachi was attended by a large number of prominent personalities belonging to the corporate sector, Social-Development sector, NGOs and prominent media houses. The chief guest on the occasion was Sindh Chief Secretary Mumtaz Ali Shah.
Indus motor donates another Rs20m to PM’s dams fund; Rs 7.5m to Shaukat Khanum Hospital
As part of its commitment to help build Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dams, Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) recently presented another cheque of Rs 20 million to Prime Minister Mr Imran Khan. In Oct’18, IMC pledged an amount of RS 100 million to release in five years for the construction of the dam, whereas this was the second tranche of Rs 20 million that has been presented earlier than committed. In addition, towards health sector, IMC also handed over a separate cheque of Rs 7.5m to Mr Imran Khan for the construction of Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Karachi.
Chief Executive Officer, IMC, Ali Asghar Jamali, while meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr Imran Khan, presented both the cheques and expressed Toyota IMC’s commitment to play its part as a responsible corporate citizen.
Expressing his views, CEO IMC said, “It is our responsibility to do everything in our power to help our country move forward. To avert the looming water crisis in Pakistan, it is our obligation to come forward and help build this dam for our future generations.” He further added, “We also try to be the flag-bearer of the business community to strengthen not only our economy but also various other social sectors, such as education, road safety, environment, and the health sector. These efforts are evident by CSR initiatives that we have been done since its inception of IMC. Through a transparent and prudent sustainability agenda, IMC aims to encourage a positive impact via different projects aimed towards the betterment of the environment, consumers, employees, communities and all its stakeholders.”
International Pakistan Prestige Awards (IPPA) 2019 is gearing up for the 3rd season
IPPA Awards, known as the biggest star-studded and the only independent international Pakistani showbiz awards event that has nominations from all Pakistani entertainment TV channels and major films is scheduled to be held this year on Saturday, 9th November in Manchester.
The first IPPA Awards event happened in September 2017 in London while the second season took place last year, again in September in London, both attended by top celebrities of Pakistan. This time round IPPA is scheduled to take place in Manchester in November so that our media and showbiz industry may promote Pakistani cinema, television, fashion and music to a newer audience comprising a large expatriate base.
The organisers of this event, Mr Ali Malik, CEO Vision Events – a familiar name in the UK, US and Canada for supporting and promoting Pakistani fashion and culture on an international platform – and partner Mr Mukhtar Ahmad Chohan, CEO Lollywood Entertainment, join hands one again to make the impossible possible. Says an elated Malik “It gives me immense pleasure to bring back another year of IPPA Awards with a bigger and better entertainment platform. I am delighted that people are waiting anxiously for the event!”
Acclaimed to be the biggest independent international Pakistani Awards, this platform puts forward an amazing opportunity to witness mesmerizing performances and bring the giants of our media industry under one roof in the heart of the United Kingdom.
Like the last two years, the PR of IPPA Awards 2019 is being handled by Starlinks PR & Events.
JS Bank’s successfully lists rs. 2.5 billion term finance certificate
Striving for growth and innovation since its inception on December 30, 2006, JS Bank has established itself as a leading financial sector institution within Pakistan. Its journey over the past twelve years has been one of challenges, opportunities and ever-greater success resulting in the Bank becoming the 13th largest bank in the national economy.
In the past year alone, the Bank has been one of the leading mutual fund distributors in the banking sector, the 2nd largest bank for Prime Minister Youth Business Loans, and the 3rd largest bank in SME lending. JS Bank also ranks in the top three mortgage providers in Pakistan and is a leading provider of instant loans under the JS Gold Finance product. The Bank recently won the prestigious Asiamoney Award for ’Best Bank for SMEs’, as well as the award for Best Environmental and Social Governance Bank at the Pakistan Banking Awards.
JS Bank issued its first Perpetual Term Finance Certificate (TFC), which was fully subscribed in less than 4 weeks with a volume of Rs. 2.5 Billion. This TFC is rated “A” and has successfully been listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).
“The successful listing of our first TFC in a very short period of time is indicative of the industry’s confidence in JS Bank’s potential and future outlook.” said Basir Shamsie, President and CEO, JS Bank. “By issuing this instrument, we will be able to continue our successful journey as one of the fastest growing banks in Pakistan.”
Recognizing its role as a catalyst for the economy and the prosperity of the people of Pakistan, JS Bank aspires to continue this journey of impact by providing a variety of conventional and digital financial solutions in the years to come.
Industries must regularize extra load: acting MD, SSGC
Mohammad Wasim, Acting MD, SSGC has stressed that all industries must ensure that any extra connected load extension is formally registered with the Company by renewing the Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) with the Company.
The Acting MD made these remarks while inspecting a Joint Industrial Survey in SITE Industrial Area in Karachi as part of the Company’s Security Services and Counter Gas Theft Operations (SS and CGTO) Department’s drive against theft of natural gas. During the Survey activity, the AMD was accompanied by Brigadier (R) Mohammad Abuzar, DG (SS and CGTO) and the Company’s Joint Load Survey team.
The AMD also emphasized that no captive power connection should not be interconnected with industrial connections. He requested the industrialists to totally refrain from using gas suction boosters since they hinder overall gas supply and affect the measurement devices in the surrounding areas.
Mr. Wasim warned that the practice of extending gas connection to the next industrial plot or units in the vicinity is totally illegal since the act is a blatant violation of GSA signed between the industrial unit and SSGC.
The AMD said that SSGC is waging an all-out war against gas theft in its franchise areas of Sindh and Balochistan and requested the general public to collaborate with SSGC in uprooting this crime against the community. He reiterated that Gas (Theft and Recovery) Act 2016 entitles informers providing information to the Company about a gas theft act to 5% of the recovered amount from the culprit.
SSGC encourages citizens to report gas theft through various mediums. They include calling 24/7 1199 Call Center, sending theft-related pictures and a brief on Company’s Whatsapp numbers 0323-821-3346 and 0322-821-7576, emailing details on firstname.lastname@example.org or posting information on the Company social media pages.
Standard Chartered wins 21 awards at the annual triple-a Islamic Finance Awards
Standard Chartered Saadiq, the Bank’s Islamic Banking arm, has received 21 awards at the 2019 Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards. The Bank was recognised for its sukuk and investment advisory skills, in addition to its innovative products and services offered in the Islamic Finance space. This recognition highlights the Bank’s innovative and diverse range of Shariah compliant services to its clients.
Commenting on the awards, Rehan Shaikh, CEO of Standard Chartered Saadiq, said: “We are proud to be recognised for our Islamic offering. The Islamic economy continues to play an increasingly important role within the global banking ecosystem. Standard Chartered is one of the earliest international banks to offer a broad suite of solutions that are aligned with Islamic values. With that being said, the awards are a testament to our hard work and commitment to providing innovative Shariah-compliant solutions which meet the aspirations of our clients. Saadiq, which means ’truthful’ in Arabic, combines our Islamic expertise with strong business acumen to offer our customers the best of both worlds. Islamic finance is a key part of our long-term strategy and we will continue to adopt a more holistic approach to Islamic banking by focusing on its intended purpose while creating an exceptional client experience.”
Standard Chartered has received a total of 44 awards since the start of the year, spanning across multiple markets including Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The Awards highlight the Bank’s diverse array of products that range from capital markets and corporate finance to retail banking is Islamic Banking.
Commenting on this, Azhar Aslam, Head of Islamic Banking, Standard Chartered Pakistan said: “The accolades are a representation of our dedication to contribute to the Islamic economy, as well as offer our clients fully Shariah-compliant products which are designed to meet their banking needs. Islamic finance has come a long way over the last few decades and we are proud to be part of its growth and development in Pakistan. Our dedicated team will continue to work alongside a renowned advisory committee of scholars to expand our Islamic banking proposition, as well as develop new and innovative solutions which meet the Islamic values of our clients.”
Among the awards received include “Sukuk Adviser of the Year”, “Best Bank for Digital Innovation”, “Best Bank Capital Sukuk”..
Standard Chartered Saadiq offers a comprehensive Islamic product suite for corporate finance, commercial banking and retail banking clients. It also holds globally recognised capabilities and deals to its credentials. Saadiq’s client base cuts across all business segments and continues to grow.
The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards are one of the fastest growing and most promising niches of global finance, where the best Islamic institutions and transactions in various countries that occurred over the past year are awarded for excellence. Selected winners include organisations that have made a significant contribution to the development of the Islamic banking and finance industry.
Anti-gas theft drive – SSGC achieve two major prosecution successes
The Sindh High Court in Karachi has rejected the pre-arrest bail application of accused Ghulam Murtaza nominated in an FIR filed by SSGC for stealing natural gas from direct line. In Larkana, the Gas Utility Court also rejected the pre-arrest bail application of accused Ghulam Nadir Ali Khoso nominated in FIR lodged in Civil Lines Police Station. The accused was found using direct gas for power generation.
In Karachi, the Intelligence Wing of SSGC’s Security Services and Counter Gas Theft Operation’s (SS and CGTO) conducted joint raids with representatives of the Company’s Customer Relations Department, SSGC Police and field teams in North Karachi area. The culprits were found using domestic connections for running press boilers for garment manufacturing and power generation purposes. Total load against these connections obtained was approximately over 2,170 cubic feet per hour (cft/hr). Meters and Regulators were removed and sent for lab testing. Gas supply was disconnected and claims are being raised. A similar joint raid was undertaken in the old city area where the culprit was found using gas directly for a hotel through a rubber pipe installed on disconnected meter point. Total load obtained was approximately 225 cft/hr. Direct connection was disconnected. FIR was lodged and claim will also be raised.
SS&CGTO also carried out a joint raid in Rafah-e-Aam Society in Malir where it was observed that the culprit were using gas directly by installing fake meter for running a plastic factory. Total load obtained was around 590 CFT/HR. Pressure observed was 6.56 Psig. Fake Meter was removed and gas supply was disconnected. FIR is being lodged and claim will be raised. And in Lyari area more than 260 flats were found directly stealing gas from main line. All rubber pipes and fittings used for Illegal extension of gas were removed by the raiding party.
The CGTO teams also conducted raids in Hyderabad where culprits were using domestic gas connection for commercial purposes including power generation for selling electricity, and for operating a road side hotel. Raids were also conducted in Sukkur against offenders using gas for commercial purposes through direct line. In yet another raid, Larkana Distribution (Theft Control Task Force) detected underground theft and removed clamps in a number of villages in Jacobabad, Shikarpur and adjoining areas. In raids carried in Naushero Feroze and Moro, direct service lines providing gas to more than 11 houses were disconnected.
And in Quetta’s Sariab area, SSGC’s Distribution Department raided a site of a water hydrant where a 200 KVA Genset was running on gas by using a direct tap. The Company’s SS and CGTO team consequently lodged an FIR against the culprit.