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S&M Department disconnects illegal gas connection Direct use of gas for Re-Rolling Mills at Hub Industrial Estate, Balochistan

SSGC’s Surveillance and Monitoring (S&M) Department has geared up its efforts against the menace of UFG. In continuation of these intensified efforts, officials of the Company’s Surveillance and Monitoring department comprising of Adil Paracha, DGM (S&M), Irfan Raza, CM (Ops-MIS), Col (R) Nasir Rehman, Rahim B. Notkani, DM (S&M-East), Muhammad Shahid (Field Inspector — S&M), Muhammad Zahid (Field Inspector — S&M), Mr. Farhan of CRD, Mr. Bakht Zada of DSM, Mr. Muneer Hajano (Quetta) of FIR Cell along with the FIA team carried out a late night raid on February 18, 2017 at a Re-Rolling Mills in the Hub Industrial Estate that was using gas illegally through a direct connection.

The owners of HC Steel were using illegally obtained gas to fire two Iron melting furnaces for producing steel products by melting Steel scrap. An estimated 168 MMCF volume of gas was being stolen per annum by the Re-Rolling Mill which in monetary terms amount to Rs. 120 million.

At the time of raid, the officials of FIA and SSGC raiding teams witnessed blatant theft of gas. Direct connection bypassing the meter that was taken for the Mills office kitchen was connected to a buried 4″ dia. GI line which further fed into the Iron Melting Furnaces through 1 ” dia. GI pipes operated by a valve system. The pressure observed was 19 PSIG, whereas the total load obtained at the time of raid was 22,560 CFT/Hr.

The FIA officials took HC Steel staff into their custody to further probe the case and to register FIR against the culprits. During the operation, CRD team removed both the meter and the regulator whereas the DSM teams plugged the service line. The FIA officials summarily confiscated the rubber pipes and other accessories being used in the theft.

SSGC MAKES A MARK JOB FAIRS 2017

Sui Southern Gas Company is committed to bridge the gaps between academia and industry and put faith in fresh talent of the country and groom them under mentorship of experienced professionals through its “Emerging Leadership Program”.

In order to attract the young talent, SSGC HR recruitment team has participated in various job fairs during last three months. These job fairs were arranged by leading Business and Engineering universities. SSGC was provided with prominent location to setup the stall. SSGC stall received overwhelming response from the students who showed keen interest in SSGC.

The recruitment team briefed the students about the career opportunities available at SSGC with strong emphasis on “Emerging Leadership Program” (ELP), a two year management trainee program.

During these job fairs, SSGC HR team illuminated the corporate image of SSGC, the representatives informed the students and enlightened them with the fair and transparent recruitment processes and brilliant career advancement prospects at SSGC. ELP program will develop & engage these young graduates through on-job training which will develop a workforce of home grown talent that is fully able to understand the core values of the Company, and its objectives.

Soon many young and talented graduates, with zeal to perform and contribute in progress of the country, will be joining SSGC. All senior family members of SSGC are requested to guide them and facilitate them in their learning.

National Road Cycling Championship 2017 – Team SSGC clinches top position

SSGC made a clean sweep at the ‘SSGC National Road Cycling Championship’ by winning the Team Time Trial Race and clinching 5 out of 6 positions in the other two individual competitions of Time Trial and Lap Race. The 2-day Championship was held under the aegis of Pakistan Cycling Federation and was hosted by SSGC at DHA’s Sea View area on February 18-19, 2017. Baluchistan’s team finished second whereas Sindh-A bagged third place in the Team Time Trials.

The Championship was contested by 36 cyclists from 6 teams including Sindh A, Sindh B, Balochistan, KPK, Punjab and SSGC. SSGC’s talented riders Naimat Ali and Ghulam Hussain clinched first positions of the Individual Time Trial (42 kms) and Lap Race (98 kms) respectively.

The closing ceremony was held at SSGC’s Head Office Auditorium in Karachi. Syed Azhar Ali Shah, PCF’s Secretary and Col. (R) Shoaib Ahmed, AGM (Admin. Services) welcomed the participants at the closing ceremony and termed the competition a major success. The Chief Guest of the Closing Ceremony SSGC’s ADMD (Operations), Mr. Mohammad Wasim presented the Winner’s trophy to SSGC’s Coach Najeeb Sheikh. Mr. Wasim congratulated the winners and said that SSGC will continue to play its supportive role in Sports, especially in the Cycling. He said that it is heartening to see SSGC’s cycling team maintaining the top slots in Pakistan Cycling Competition.

Naimat Ali and Rizwan were jointly declared as the National Champions. Senior officials of PCF including Syed Azhar Ali Shah (Secretary General), Nisar Ahmad (VP), Col. (R) Saad Ibnul Hasan (VP) and Salman A. Siddiqui (PRO) DGM (Corporate Communications) at SSGC were actively involved in managing the event. Col. (R) Shoaib Ahmed, AGM (AS) and Shahbaz Islam, AGM (CCD), along with their respective teams were present to ensure flawless management of the event. SSGC’s Ishtiaq Mubeen, DM (Sports) was the Organizing Secretary of this championship. The joint Committee comprised of former National Champion Nusrat Khan (Chief Judge) and PCF’s treasurer Javaid Khan. M. Ali Gohar, CM (CCD) conducted the closing ceremony. Initially the event was scheduled to take place between Karachi and Hyderabad motorway, however, due to construction of motorway the Cycling Championship was shifted to DHA, Karachi.

Diabetes Awareness in the Workplace

In continuation with the previous two seminars and medical camp on diabeters, the Medical Services Department organized a Diabetes Camp on December 2, 2016 at Head Office Medical Center. The Head Office camp was inaugurated by Dr. Munawar Hayat, CMO.

The Company employees participated in the camp in large numbers and availed different test facilities ranging from Random blood sugar test, cholesterol test, HbA1c test. During the medical camp the doctors and nutritionist also gave dietary tips and urged the audience to adopt a healthy work-life routine. The centre of attention for most of the audience was the BMI test which provided the result of body fat present in an individual.

The Flame team appreciated the efforts of the Medical Services Department in promoting the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and treatment to reduce the risk of serious complications.

Social Expo ’16 – Sunday comes alive for a good cause

‘Social Expo-2016’, a novel approach, is an initiative taken regularly by Markaz-e-Umeed, a local NGO to bring together a number of NGOs and NPOs from various corners of Pakistan under one roof. The objective of the Social Expo is to show case the distinctive efforts of these organizations for the humanity aimed at enhancing quality of life of the marginalized communities of the society.

The third edition of ‘Social Expo’ was held at December 18, 2016 at Karachi Expo Center under an inspiring theme of ‘Showcasing Social Activism’. SSGC’s Corporate Communication Department proactively supported Markaz-e-Umeed in this venture through complete branding and media coverage of the event. Markaz-e-Umeed’s Director Zeeshan Siddiqui and his team worked hard in putting together a grand show, ably assisted by Corporate Communications’ Head Shahbaz Islam and his team that included Salman A. Siddiqui, DGM, Muhammad Ali Gohar, Chief Manager (Media Relations), Mohammad Safdar, DM (Media Relations) and Farhan Munaf, DM (Advertising) among others.

Senator Nehal Hashmi and President KCCI Mr. Shamim Firpo jointly inaugurated the Social Expo 2016. More than 200 non-profit organizations engaged in serving the humanity participated in the event. On this occasion, accomplished motivational speakers including Shahbaz Islam, Umair Jaliawala and Yogi Wajahat inspired the audience with their mesmerizing and thought provoking words.

During the event, speakers appreciated the thought behind the Expo and congratulated Markaz-e-Umeed and SSGC for continuing with this noble initiative taken first time some four years ago. M. Rizwan Jaffer, renowned anchorperson and Chairman of Youth Parliament was the master of ceremony. Performances from Markaz-e-Umeed special children added an element of fun and festivity for the visitors.

Throughout the day, Hall No. 5 of the Expo Centre remained the hub of activity as scores of corporate sector personnel, and general public visited the booths. For the last one month, 5,000 volunteers from the Youth Parliament ensured impressive participation from multifarious sectors including corporate, government, diplomats, academia, healthcare, media, and others through personal contacts and word of mouth approach.

Awards were given to a number of organizations that have a proud history of serving less privileged ones for a long period of time. The awards were conferred upon WWF-Pakistan, Alamgir Welfare Trust International, LRBT, Saylani Welfare International Trust, The Citizens Foundation, Afzaal Memorial Thalassemia Foundation, Ida-Rieu School, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre, The Indus Hospital, Edhi Foundation, Darul Sukun, Akhuwat and Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Youth Media Summit encourages new generation to play a positive role through media

The 3rd Transforming Youth Media Summit was held on December 1, 2016 at SSGC’s Head Office auditorium. The theme of the summit revolved around providing career guidance and imparting valuable knowledge about the media industry to the young people. The event was jointly organized by Publicity Channel, Energy Update and SSGC. Experts from media industry, social media, advertising, corporate communications participated in the day long symposium.

The event kicked off with a motivational speech by Muhammad Shahroze, Chairman Training and Development, FPCCI. Shahbaz Islam, Acting General Manager, Corporate Communications also gave an inspirational pep-talk to the audience and students.

The Chief Guest and Former Minister for Information, Javed Jabbar expressed his concern over unchecked and unrestrained freedom to the electronic media in Pakistan. He stressed that media should play an important role in the development of society. The Former Minister urged the students to adopt the habit of reading books instead of just relying on internet and social media to get good grades.

Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor, Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU), discussed the future challenges, opportunities and Career Counseling in the field of Mass Communication and Media industry.

Mubashir Zaidi, writer and senior producer at a private news channel, said that in today’s fast paced competitive media landscape anchorpersons and presenters had to use any means to attract the maximum number of viewers to their programmes. He stressed on the point that media industry as a whole should become responsible.

Dr Kaiser Waheed, Chairman Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association, Ruqiya Naeem (Publicity Channel) and Ayesha Khalid, anchorperson also spoke on the occasion. Farhan Munaf, Deputy Manager (CCD) was the master of ceremony.

At the end of the session, Dr. Ejaz Ahmed, ASGM (General Services) along with the chief guest presented mementoes to the speakers. The evening closed with a vote of thanks from Salman Siddiqui, Deputy General Manager, Corporate Communications, Sui Southern Gas Company Limited which was followed by a group picture.

Tickles to the Bones – SSGC Women’s Association presents “THE KHAWATOONS”

NEWS On 12 August 2016, SSGC Women Association has launched a Charity-based sponsored event by the name of “The Khawatoons” at SSGC Auditorium, Head Office, Karachi. The Khawatoons is Pakistan’s first all-girls comedy troupe and given tickles to the bones of the audience to consecutive 2 hours. It was a complete laughter therapy through their improvised comedy and left the audience in splits with their boundless hilarity and an extraordinary comic capacity. The funds generated through tickets and sponsors have consumed for the purchase of AMBULANCES for EDHI FOUNDATION. SSGCWA, President, Ms. Asma Butt & Executive Committee, SSGCWA have put in a lot of efforts to support this great cause.
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SSGCWA EID BAZAAR

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SSGC Women Association has organized a vibrant “RAMADAN EID BAZAAR” on 4 July 2016 at SSGC Head Office, Karachi for the families of SSGC Executives and Employees. Renowned Actress Madam Jahan Ara Hai and Master Chef Asad were the Chief Guest of the occasion. It was a fun-filled day with free rides, Nail Art and Candy-floss for the kids. More than 18 Stalls were showcased consisting of Jewellery, Décor, Clothing, Shoes, Artisans, Bags, Perishable & Unperishable Food Items, Eid Cards and a complete fun and frolic experience with Live Music, Games, Lucky Draws and food stalls. Henna Paintings and Live Facials and other services were also offered and add extra happiness to the Eid festives. It was a successful effort by Ms. Asma Butt, President SSGCWA and his Executive Committee Team Members (Shafia Akhter, Farhana Gulmir Khan, Salma Naqvi, Fazila Laiq, Mumtaz Khozaima & Summera Shaheen) and Mohammad Rashid and Muhammad Faraz Ameen in support.

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Youth Mentoring Programme R.I.S.E. (Revealing Individual Strengths for Excellence)

On June 22-23, 2016. SSGC Women Association has successfully organized a youth mentoring programme R.I.S.E. (Revealing Individual Strengths for Excellence) for the children of SSGC employees.

During the two day event 124 youngsters have been mentored and sessions consisting of Vision of Pakistan, Self awareness, Health and Wellbeing, physical, emotional and mental, Financial Literacy, Futuristic vision, Social Skills were covered with fun games, activities, hidden talents and photoshoots.

The Managing Director, Senior Management had also attended the event along with Honourable Guests/ Mentors Mr. Shahbaz Islam, Ms. Humaira Bachal, Ms. Nadia Hussain, Mr. Yogi Wajahat, Mr. Raju Jamil and President, SSGCWA Ms. Asma Butt.