260 illegal connections removed as crackdown continues against gas theft

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SSGC continued relentlessly to tighten the noose on gas theft in its Sindh and Balochistan franchise areas by removing more than 260 domestic illegal connections.

In Quetta, Pishin, Ziarat, and Mastung, they collectively dismantled 210 illegal domestic underground and overhead connections SSGC’s theft control teams. In most cases, residents had illegally extended gas connections that were removed in swift raids. More than 20 fake meters were also removed in the residential areas of the cities mentioned above. The raiding teams also killed service lines to prevent any further unauthorized use. Summarily, theft claims are being raised as per SOPs.

In North Karachi, the Customer Department team removed 36 illegal gas connections that the residents had installed through direct lines. Theft claims are being raised accordingly.

Raids conducted on houses involved in overhead theft in the Nawabshah Region resulted in the removal of more than 15 illegal gas connections. Theft clamps and rubber pipes used in pilferage were also confiscated by the theft control teams. Consequently, theft claims are being raised.

Strict monitoring and vigilance of the gas theft-infested areas are being undertaken to prevent repeated cases of pilferage.

SSGC is laser-focused on controlling the menace of gas theft through regular raids and aggressive prosecution. Gas theft is one of the major reasons the company incurs Unaccounted-for gas (UFG) or line losses.

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