Dr. Asim Hussain, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources recently undertook a whirlwind tour of the medical camp established by SSGC in Nawabshah in the wake of the recent floods that had hit Sindh.
The Minister was accompanied during the day-long visit undertaken on September 25, 2011 by Azim Iqbal Siddiqui, MD, SSGC, his team and members of the media fraternity. Renowned personalities including industrialist Aqeel Karim Dhedhi and Ahmed Chinoy, CPLC Chief also accompanied the Minister. The SSGC delegation included Zuhair Siddiqui, DMD (CS), Yusuf. J. Ansari, SGM (MS), Shoaib Warsi, SGM (Distribution-North), Dr. Shehla Naqvi, GM (Medical Services) and officials from CCD and Regional Office.
The Minister expressed satisfaction at the arrangements made at the Camp for the flood affected people of the area and lauded SSGC for once again rising to help the unfortunate ones.
Being a medical doctor, the Minister also checked the conditions of some of the affected denizens and instructed the Company's Medical Services Department to ensure ample medicines for them as well as proper vaccination facilities. The beneficiaries of the Camp also expressed their satisfaction at the arrangements made by the Company and thanked the SSGC doctors for taking good care of them. The Minister also talked in length to the mediapersons. While lauding SSGC for setting up medical camps in Nawabshah and other regions, he said that the Government is committed towards alleviating the sufferings of the flood affected people.
Area MNA, Dr. Azra Pechuho also visited the Camp and lauded the arrangements. MD, SSGC also spoke to the media and reiterated that in these tough times, the Company stood shoulder to shoulder with the flood affectees.
Later the Minister and other members of the high-powered delegation distributed food boxes arranged by SSGC.
After visiting the Camp, the Minister, SSGC team and mediapersons also visited the ENI-operated Bhit Gas where they were taken on a guided tour of the Field's processing plant where the engineers and technicians present explained the various stages of gas processing.
Talking to the media at the Bhit Field, the Minister pointed out that KESC has no Gas Sales Agreement with SSGC for providing it with 276 mmcfd gas and stressed that this was merely a Government allocation. He said that to ensure maximum supply of gas, KESC must ensure that it settles its burgeoning dues with SSGC.