LAHORE:Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) said on Tuesday that as part of its crackdown, it has disconnected 175 illegal gas connections in different parts of the country on Tuesday.

The company disconnected 175 illegal gas connections in Punjab, Islamabad, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) with fines of over Rs 2.2 million. It said that 17 illegal connections were disconnected in Peshawar and Mardan, while three FIRs have been registered against the individuals found in gas theft.

In twin cities of Pakistan, the crackdown led to the disconnection of 23 illegal gas connections, while in Sialkot and Sargodha, 17 connections were met a similar fate. Furthermore, the spokesperson for SNGPL reported that 75 gas connections were disconnected in Gujranwala, Lahore, Sheikhupura, and Sahiwal. Meanwhile, in Bahawalpur and Multan, 34 gas connections were disconnected due to their illegal use.