Sui Southern Gas Company’s High Pressure Transmission Gas Pipeline blown near Jafarabad

Karachi, April 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): A serious incident of insurgency occurred at 01:35 am on April 10, 2013 between Tuesdays and Wednesday night, in Jafarabad District, Balochistan. As a result of the incident, SSGC’s 16 inch diameter Indus Left Bank Pipeline (ILBP) was blown up by some unknown miscreants. The pipeline was carrying gas for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd.

This is the sixth sabotage activity which took place since 16th March this year. SSGC’s system has not been effected due to this sabotage activity at all. Following this incident, the effected section of pipeline was immediately isolated. Company’s emergency response teams are ready to rush to the site from Shikarpur to inspect the situation.

However, they are awaiting permission from the security agencies that are engaged in clearance of the said area. After the security clearance, another team will also be mobilized from Karachi, carrying heavy repair equipments and necessary material.

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