Militants blow up gas pipeline in Balochistan
QUETTA: Two gas pipelines were blown up in Balochistan, suspending supplies to several districts in Punjab, officials said on Sunday. A main gas pipeline transporting natural gas from the Sui plant in Dera Bugti district and a pylon supplying power to the Attock Cement Factory were damaged, said Sui gas spokesman Muhammad Inayatullah.
The Baloch Republican Army claimed responsibility for both explosions. Inayatullah said that alternative arrangements were being made to supply affected consumers. The Oil and Gas Development Corporation and Pakistan Petroleum Limited said they have sent engineers to repair the pipelines.