In Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a multinational telecom operator (Jazz) was caught red-handed taking gas from a vital pipeline.
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines (SNGPL) filed a First Information Report (FIR) against the telecom operator, claiming that the distributor recently initiated a significant crackdown on gas pilferers at the instruction of the federal government.
Jazz Caught Red-Handed Stealing Gas To Run Their Tower
According to an SNGPL spokeswoman, the company’s regional team searched the mobile phone tower in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s district Karak, where it was discovered that the generator for the mobile phone tower was running on an illegal gas connection.
Jazz operates the tower, according to the FIR. The tower workers was stealing gas from the main 8-inch gas line with a 200-foot pipe.
As a result, the SNGPL crew seized the company’s generator, pipe, and other gas theft equipment. The gas distributor has also filed a FIR against the Jazz employees.
Telecom Operator Spokesperson
Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Jazz told to a blog website, “Jazz is fully compliant with all applicable laws and operates its network using legitimate electricity or fuel arrangements nationwide.
To this end, the company has established agreements with third-party vendors for generator fueling at sites as a backup power solution.
Additionally, the telecom operator does not operate any sites in Pakistan using natural gas, and strongly refutes any such claims.”
“Meanwhile, the company has initiated an internal investigation to gather more details about the specific site in question and will take necessary action accordingly.
Attempts to tarnish the reputation of a multinational company that has invested over $10.5 billion in the country with baseless allegations will be treated with utmost seriousness,” he added.
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