Gas pipeline blown up near Rahim Yar Khan due to terrorist attack.
News agencies released report that militants blew up a major gas pipeline near Sindh-Punjab border Tuesday.
That disrupted gas supply to many areas.
Gas pipeline blown up
According to an official, explosion caused major damage to the pipeline near Rahim Yar Khan district.
The pipeline supplies gas to Punjab from Sindh.
The terrorists used explosive with timer device to explode the pipeline.
The senior official at the Sui Northern Gas Company Limited (SNGPL) Sohail Gulzar termed it an act of terrorism.
He told the media that the explosion – latest in a series of similar incidents in recent past – took place on late Monday night.
The company, he said, was awaiting security agencies’ clearance to begin the repair work.
The incident coincides with ongoing talks between Pakistan and Russia in Islamabad on a $2 billion North-South Gas Pipeline Project. That aims at catering the energy needs of the country.
Meanwhile, two terrorists of banned outfit gunned down in encounter with CTD cops in Pishin, Balochistan.
A private news channel reported that at least two terrorists of a banned outfit lost their lives in encounter with Counter Terrorism Department (CTD).
The CTD personnel carried out operation in Surkhab Camp area.
In another encounter two more terrorists killed in Tank Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today.
A private TV news channel reported that the terrorists belonged to banned terror outfit.
According to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) of KP police, the CTD took action on a tip-off.