The secretary of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural resources on Friday informed the committee on petroleum and natural resources that the Pakistan-Iran Gas Pipeline Project would complete be within the stipulated period of December 2014.
The meeting was held here at Parliament House under the chairmanship of Senator Muhammad Yousaf.
The secretary said IP Gas Pipeline Project was an important project that would help overcome gas shortage in the country.
The committee recommended starting construction of power generation units in Gwadar and other suburban areas to utilise gas that would be obtained from the project for energy sector.
The Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) managing director informed the committee that deteriorating law and order in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was badly affecting the company’s sale figure.
To a question by Senator Rubina Irfan, the MD said consumers in the areas were using gas directly by tapping gas mainlines and forcefully removing installed gas meters.
He said in the present scenario, company was unable to take action against the culprits.
He said during the past few years, theft by non consumers had emerged a major challenge for the company, which had identified large number of non consumers.
The committee directed the MD to take action against those who were involved in theft of gas, adding that the company should also take action against officials involved in theft of gas.