ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has provided 4,536 new gas connections in Bhara Kahu during the last three years, the Minister for Petroleum Division Omar Ayub Khan told on Monday.
Replying to a question asked by Pakistan People’s Party’s (PPP) lawmaker in the National Assembly Pir Syed Fazal Ali Shah Jillani, the minister dismissed the reports that new gas connections are not being provided to domestic consumers of rural areas in Islamabad particularly for Bhara Kahu, Simly Dam Road, and Phulgran areas.
Omar Ayub told the House that the SNGPL has provided 4,536 number of new gas connections in Bhara Kahu, 156 connections in Simly Dam Road and 348 connections in Phulgran during the last three years.
The minister told that Phulgran was commissioned only three months ago.
The House was apprised that the domestic gas connections are being given on turn/merit basis.
To another question by Sher Akbar Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), the minister told that there is no Sui gas facility in village Bhekha Syedan in Sector F-11/4 of Islamabad.
“It is not a fact that few residents of the said area have facility of Sui gas,” he told in writing.
The minister for petroleum division further told that the Sector F-11/4 has been developed by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), and the gas facility would only be provided subject to the request and provision of funds by the CDA.