SHC issues notices to OGRA, SSGC over gas shortage

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday issued notices to Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) and others on a petition against the shortage of gas in the province.

The petitioner informed that Punjab was producing 4pc gas, Balochistan 19pc and KP 9pc, whereas Sindh produces 68pc of the total gas consumed by the country and yet the province was facing gas shortage.

The applicant pleaded the court to pass judgment regarding the province’s constitutional right on its gas. The SHC, issuing notices to the chairman OGRA, SSGC and other respondents, directed them to submit their replies by January 13.

Earlier, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, while lamenting over the same issue, had informed the media that had also written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, demanding that the province be provided with its constitutional rights.

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