Industrialists end protest as SSGC assures gas supply


Staff Reporter The industrialists on Monday called of their sit-in outside the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) head office in Karachi after successful talks with the gas company. The managing director of the SSGC assured the industrialists of restoration of the supply of 50mmcfd from KEPTO power plant, and maintained that the gas would be supplied to the industries through load management. The SSGC’s MD said that the other terms and conditions would be decided within a month. The first round of the talks between the officials of the SSGC and the industrialists had failed, earlier in the day. The industrialists of metropolitan city and the labourers had gathered outside the SSGC head office to record their protest against non-availability of gas at Karachi’s seven big industrial zones. The SSGC’s MD later invited the protesters to his office for negotiations following the demonstration and stressed that the matter would be resolved through negotiations. Industrialist Javed Balwani had told that seven industrial zones of the city were closed due to gas outage.