KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah through a DO Letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed his deep concerns over the incessant and prolonged gas outages across the province, which according to him, is the largest contributor to nationwide gas production.
Shah told the prime minister that due to the shortage of gas, the domestic as well as commercial consumers were facing a lot of difficulties in Sindh. “This is gravely impacting the province’s economy, industries and homes,” the chief minister said and added that the gas suspension to the province was a violation of Article 158 of the constitution.
He further said in the letter that the production of gas from Sindh is between 2700-3000 mmcfd and against that Sui Southern Gas Co is supplying less than 1200 mmcfd to Sindh.
Quoting Article 158 of the Constitution, the chief minister said that the people of Sindh have a priority over the 3000 mmcfd of gas produced in Sindh.
The Sindh chief minister requested the prime minister to indulge in the matter and direct the ministry concerned for the regular supply of gas to Sindh as per their requirement and in line with Article 158 of the constitution, the letter ends.