Motiwala expresses concern on no gas supply to Karachi industries

Staff Reporter

Renowned businessman and Chairman of Business Memon Group Zubair Motiwala expressed dissatisfaction over gas supply to industries of Karachi.

During a discussion in a TV programme, Motiwala said that there is no gas in the port city and no gas pressure in Karachi.

The industries of the city, he said, are not satisfied with government measures to control the gas crisis.

It is the reality that the federal government does not have more Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) to supply to the industries in Karachi, he said.

He said that had the federal government procured Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) cargos on time, the gas shortage could have been avoided. “Sadly, today there’s no gas for the industries in Karachi,” he said.

The tender recently floated by the federal government, he pointed out, yielded no response.

“Had the deal been done earlier, we would have not seen this day,” he asserted, adding that there are grave issues of gas in Karachi.

On the claim of Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar that all issues pertaining to export sector have been resolved in negotiations with the traders, Motiwala said that the meeting was not regarding gas supply or load management but it was regarding determining the hike in the price of gas.

Even in this meeting, he said that there was no discussion regarding supply of gas to industries in Karachi.

Meanwhile, the gas supply was suspended in several parts of the city Saturday as the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) went about its load management plan

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