Bill to punish gas thieves introduced in NA

ISLAMABAD, Apr 23 (INP): With the menace of gas theft increasing day by day by domestic and industrial considers, the government introduced a bill in the National Assembly to punish those involved in gas theft.

Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources Jam Kamal laid before the House “The Gas (Theft Control and Recovery) Bill, 2014”. The bill provides for prosecution of cases of gas theft and other offences relating to gas and to provide a procedure for recovery of due amounts.

The Speaker referred the bill to the standing committee concerned after Syed Naveed Qamar of PPP proposed an amendment in the bill.

It is worth mentioning that the SNGPL and SSGPL are facing huge losses due to an alarming increase in theft of gas.   

Another bill “The National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill, 2015” was also introduced in the National Assembly by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab.
The bill provides for the establishment of institutions and enunciation of mechanisms and procedures so as to provide for effective conservation and efficient use of energy.

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