Federal ministers blame Sindh govt for looming gas crisis

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ISLAMABAD (News10) – The federal government has pinned the blame on Sindh government for a possible gas crisis in the coming winter. Energy Minister Omar Ayub said Thursday that the Sindh government is not giving passage for the construction of the pipeline.

Addressing a joint press conference in Islamabad, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Petroleum Nadeem Babar said that there would be a shortage of 440 MMCFD in Sui Southern and 350 MMCFD in Sui Northern during the winter season. The city of Karachi will be most affected by the lack of passage, he added.

Federal ministers said that the circular debt of gas has exceeded Rs 250 billion and Sindh member in NEPRA got the fine on Karachi’s electricity provider, K-Electric, reduced. 

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