PM Imran Khan directs countrywide crackdown

PM Imran Khan directs countrywide crackdown
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ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed countrywide crackdown against gas theft.

Chairing a high-level meeting to review matters regarding gas sector in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said no leniency should be given regarding unaccounted for gas loss.

The Prime Minister was briefed that gas worth fifty billion rupees is stolen and consumers have to bear this additional burden as well.

The meeting also decided to immediately import two million cubic feet per day (MMCFD) to meet gas requirements of power and other sectors in upcoming months.

It was briefed that despite all odds, the government is giving subsidy of about 125 billion rupees to provide relief to 51 percent of gas consumers.

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