LAHORE: A task force of the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) on Monday detected a major gas theft at a paper mills in Phoolnagar area, owned by a close relative of an eminent political personality.
According to official sources, the gas was being stolen from a 12-inch diameter pipeline. The owner and his workers resisted the action but the police, accompanying the SNGPL team, foiled their bid.
The team disconnected gas supply to the mills and lodged a case against the owner and his accomplices. “A detection bill worth millions will be issued to the owner very soon,” said an official.