Murad asks KE, SSGC to sort out their disputes by Thursday

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday told the K-Electric (KE) and the Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd (SSGCL) that he would not allow them to punish the people of Karachi merely because of disputes between the two entities.

The KE has four gas-based power plants which require 180mmcfd gas to generate 1,104 megawatts electricity.

The SSGCL “has significantly curtailed gas supply to the KE and the current supply is 90mmcfd”. The average for 2017 was 141mmcfd.

CM Shah was told that there was a billing dispute between the KE and the SSCGL.

According to the KE outstanding balance towards SSGCL is Rs13.7bn while SSGCL says the receivable is Rs80bn.

Now the matter is pending in the Sindh High Court.

Published in Dawn, 8th April, 2018