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.