Sindh govt approves land in three districts for SSGC to lay pipeline

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KARACHI: The provincial cabinet of Sindh has approved the allotment of land for the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to lay a gas pipeline in Malir, Jamshoro and Thatta districts of the province.

The cabinet met on Wednesday with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in the chair.

Turning down a proposal for use of re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) in the province, the meeting in a consensus decision said that Sindh should be given its rightful share of the natural gas of its gas fields and not the RLNG as being recommended.

Meanwhile, in the wake recent rains, the cabinet approved to declare 20 districts in the province as “calamity-hit”.

The cabinet, while discussing the wheat-related issues, decided to release wheat to the flour mills from 15th to 20th of October while price will be fixed by 10th of the next month.

It is pertinent to mention that the opposition lawmakers of Sindh Assembly had last week protested in front of the Chief Minister House in Karachi and submitted a memorandum, holding the PPP-led Sindh government responsible for the gas crisis and demanded the Right of Way for a new pipeline.

Subsequently, PPP legislators on Tuesday protested outside the SSGC’s office in and alleged that the Centre is depriving Sindh of its rightful share of natural gas.

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