Zardari's official residence's 8 mln rupee unpaid gas bills is 'minor case' for authority

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Islamabad, May 4 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's official residence, Aiwan-e-Sadr, has been slapped with a notice over non-payment of gas bills amounting to about 8.12 million rupees.

The Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has served the notice to the President House over non-payment of gas bills after December 2009. The gas bill from July 2009 to November 2009 is also pending, The News reports.

In normal case, the gas connection is disconnected if the bill is not paid for over three months but the President's residence continues to get uninterrupted flow of gas even after non-payment for nearly a year.owever, when enquired about the issue, SNGPL General Manager (Islamabad range) Aamir Naseem described it as a 'minor case'.

"This is a very minor case of non-recovery of the bill and should not be reported in the media. As far as the disconnection notice is concerned, we follow the due process," Naseem said.

Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said he is unaware about the issue.

"I do not have the details about the gas bills. However, if there are any arrears they will definitely be deposited," Babar said. (ANI)

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