Imran sacks SSGC, SNGPL MDs over gas crisis.

Islamabad -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ordered that the managing directors of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited and Sui Southern Gas Company be removed immediately from their posts, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Wednesday.

The information minister's statement has attributed the prime minister's decision to the review of a report submitted by a committee tasked with probing the ongoing gas supply crisis which rapidly escalated across the country over the past few months. Fawad said that in light of the crippling gas shortage being faced by the public, the premier had constituted a committee to probe the issue.

'The inquiry committee's report was presented to the prime minister yesterday,' read the statement tweeted by Chaudhry, which adds that 'keeping in view the report's findings, the prime minister has announced that the heads of Sui Northern and Sui Southern be removed from their posts immediately'.

According to the petroleum minister, a drop in gas production in the south fields of Kunnar Pasakhi and Gambat caused problems in Karachi, and faults in gas compressors at Nawabshah and Saran created shortages in the north.

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