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Saeed Ghani rejects Omar Ayub allegations over gas crises

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani on Saturday rejected the Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan’s explanation that the federal government was not allowed to lay a gas pipeline in Sindh province.
Ghani said hold responsible federal government for the scarcity in gas supply in Sindh, Talking to media in Islamabad today, Ghani turndown  Ayub’s statement, saying the provincial cabinet had established two projects, which the federal government pursued and the Sindh government had departed “out of its way to solving Centre’s problem”.
Ghani said the federal government had never contacted the Sindh government for the gas pipeline schemes Ayub was referring to. He claimed that matters regarding lay more pipelines had never come into considerate with minister Ayub either.
Following a visit to the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) headquarters in Karachi yesterday, Omar Ayub said that the gas crisis in Sindh was the cause of the Sindh government. He said because the Sindh government is not giving way to laying two gas lines. Omar Ayub said that Sindh government also refused the import of LNG under Article 158.
He said that the sudden increase in cold temperatures has reduced the gas pressure, Therefore, in view of the weather; the supply of imported gas was increased by 12 percent.
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