Pakistan: Gas supply cut after Parliament fails to pay bill

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Lahore, April 28: The gas supply to Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif's official residence was cut off over unpaid bills worth Rs4.7 million, reported Tribune.

The incident happened only a few days after Sharif ordered serious action against electricity and gas bill defaulters, 

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) disconnected gas supply to the Prime Minister House Islamabad, Parliament lodges, Convention Centre and Federal Shariat Court among other government offices over alleged bill default. The defaulters had been sent notices several times but no response was received, said company represenatives.

According to the SNGPL spokesperson, Parliament House has dues worth Rs1.3 million, Parliament Lodges Rs770,000, Federal Shariat Court Rs224,000 and Governor House Rs8.8 million.

On April 23, in a highlevel meeting, Sharif had ordered strict action to be taken against electricity pilferers and bill defaulters in the country.

He had directed the authorities to not even spare government installations and offices.

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