Sui Southern Gas Company inks deal with Transparency International Pakistan to ensure complete transparency in procurement

Karachi, April 01, 2013 (PPI-OT): SSGC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Transparency International Pakistan (TIP) on April 1, 2013 in order to ensure complete transparency in its procurement processes. The MoU will facilitate the gas utility in availing TIP’s expertise as an observer by adopting best practices while following the rules of the Government. The MoU was inked by TIP’s Chairman Sohail Muzaffar and SSGC’s Managing Director Zuhair Siddiqui. The signing ceremony was held at the gas company’s Head Office in Karachi.

Speaking on the occasion, MD, SSGC said that the gas utility shares a common vision with TIP of a corruption-free Pakistan and reiterated the Company’s commitment to address its observations promptly. The signing of this MoU will make SSGC even more conscious and mindful about maintaining transparency in all aspects of procurement processes, the MD said.

In his address, TIP Chairman said that of late, apart from the private sector, public sector organizations and schemes such as PIA, NADRA, Pakistan Steel Mills and Benazir Income Support Program have associated themselves with his organization through MoUs to ensure transparency in their procurement processes. Mr. Muzaffar hoped that whatever advise TIP will give to SSGC, will be taken positively by the Company. The TIP Chairman reiterated that his organization strives for honesty, openness and transparency. Senior members and officials of TIP and SSGC were also present to witness the signing.

For more information, contact:
Inayatullah Ismail
Deputy Chief Manager
Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC)
Corporate Communication Department (Media Relations)
Tel: +9221 9902 1773
Cell: +92322 222 5159
Fax: +9221 9923 1662