A gang has recently become active in Karachi blocking people’s gas meters with SSGC-stamped locks, demanding money from the citizens to unblock the gas supply.
The group has been reportedly asking Karachiites to pay hefty sums to resume the gas supply after putting a lock on the meter.
After blocking the supply, they leave a hand-written slip with a mobile number. Upon contact, these people demand cash transferred through mobile banking to resume supply.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) denied any involvement of staff members. He said that the staff members follow due procedure before blocking a defaulter’s connection.
Our staffers receive a copy of gas bill from the consumer before taking such actions.
He also requested the citizens to register their complaints on the official email address: [email protected] or contact at the helpline – 1199 or 0323-8213346 – if such an incident occurs.