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Gas utilities new heads appointed

Karachi: Just after few days of the removal of the Managing directors of the Sui Southern Gas Company Limited (SSGCL) and the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) over the gas crisis, new heads have been appointed on Thursday.

“SSGC’s board of directors has appointed Imran Farookhi, DMD, as the acting managing director till a new incumbent is appointed,” reads the statement that accompanied issued.

“Mr Farookhi has been assigned the charge of acting MD in addition to his own existing portfolio of DMD (corporate affairs).”

“The new acting MD has a rich professional experience of over 31 years,” cited the professional profile of Mr Farookhi. “A mechanical engineer by profession, Mr Farookhi obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from the NED University of Engineering and Technology in 1986. Mr Farookhi joined the SSGC as acting DMD in June 2016.”

Government appointed Amir Tufail as SNGPL managing director after the resignation was accepted from the dismissed MD Amjad Latif.

The Managing directors of the SNGL and SSGCL were dismissed by the Prime Minister himself over serious gas crisis that swept the whole of Sindh halting business and normal routine life.

Mr Tufail, is appointed as SNGPL’s deputy managing director , he assumed the office and his probationary period is of 90 days.

Amir Tufail has been working as Chartered Accountant outside the country and is a senior executive of the working company since 2004, after 90 days of his probation he will be regualrised as MD SNGPL.

As a result of the inquiry committee of the gas Crisis that petroleum ministry submitted, the MDs of the state gas companies were put down and the re-appointment of MD was shortly made to avoid further mismanagement.

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