KARACHI  - Anti Oil and Gas Theft unit of FIA on Tuesday conducted raid at a food factory at Baldia Town and unearthed the theft of Rs500 million. Deputy Director of FIA, Asim Hussain along with the local police and officials of Sui Southern Gas Company, on a tip-off, raided a food factory namely Mughal Foods situated in Sector 5-B, Baldia Town area.  During inspection, the team managed to unearth covert gas lines.

 FIA official said the factory owner Irfan installed compressors to get frequent gas supply from the main gas line. The official estimated the gas usage and revealed that the factory is stealing 0.8 million gas every month. The factory is continuing obtaining the gas from this method for the last four years thus the estimated loss to the SSGC is worth Rs500 million.

FIA lodged an FIR against the owner. The culprit managed to escape when the team raided for his arrest.