MIRPURKHAS - A team of Sui Southern Gas Company SSGC Mirpurkhas, led by the zonal manager, conducted raids on Thursday and caught gas thefts.

Sources in SSGC told this scribe that Engineer Sharifuddin Sheikh, SSGC Zonal Manager, along with a team, carried out raids at suspected places and caught various cases of gas thefts.

They further said that cases of theft were detected in sub zones of Tando Allahyar, Tando Haider, Tando Jam and Mirpurkhas. “Connections of those found involved in gas theft were severed,” they added. Sources further informed that various cases were also lodged with concerned police stations against the thieves. Meanwhile, SSGC Mirpurkhas Zonal Manager Engineer Sharifuddin Sheikh held an emergency meeting with In-charge theft cell Abdul Jalil Hakro and others in the Mirpurkhas office and directed that drive against gas thieves be intensified.

Sheikh said that gas was a national asset, adding that all possible measures would be taken against those stealing gas.

He also asked the concerned officials to impose heavy fines on those found stealing gas.

“An awareness campaign has also been launched in order to eliminate the Sui gas theft,” he concluded.