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Court docket fines SSGC for negligence after water leaks into fuel pipeline

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  • SSGC has been fined with Rs100,000 after some Karachi residents complained that they have been receiving water in fuel pipeline
  • Petitioner instructed shopper safety court docket that space residents had been going through the issue since 2018
  • Court docket mentioned if SSGC doesn’t pay the fantastic, the quantity could be doubled

KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gasoline Firm (SSGC) has been fined for negligence after water leaked right into a fuel pipeline in New Karachi, Geo Urdu reported on Thursday.

Per the report, space residents filed a petition in opposition to the fuel firm at a shopper safety court docket after they observed water popping out of a fuel pipeline. In consequence, the court docket slapped the SSGC with a fantastic of Rs100,000.

The petitioner, Umar Hussain, instructed the court docket that the realm had been receiving water in a fuel pipeline since 2018, including that the SSGC administration had been utterly negligent in direction of the difficulty regardless of complaints. 

He mentioned that as a result of suspension of fuel within the space, many residents have been compelled to buy fuel cylinders which not solely put an extra monetary burden on households however it additionally uncovered them to dangers.

He added that he, together with different residents of New Karachi, needed to endure from “mental stress and anxiety” as a result of “incompetence and callousness of the SSGC management,” including {that a} “fine should be imposed on the gas company.”

Learn extra: Gasoline provide to be suspended in 7 Karachi areas on Sunday: SSGC

After listening to the petition, Judicial Justice of the Peace Javed Ali Korejo mentioned that since many voters are going through the difficulty, the SSGC should pay the fantastic, including that if the corporate doesn’t adjust to the court docket’s determination, then the fantastic will likely be doubled to Rs200,000.

The court docket additionally ordered the SSGC to ship a replica of the choice to the Oil and Gasoline Regulatory Authority (OGRA). 

It could be recalled that such incidents have additionally been witnessed in several components of Karachi.

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