ISLAMABAD: Residents of the federal capital area had started drilling a house in the federal capital after reports of oil being recovered during excavations and efforts were being made to extract oil. Oil samples were sent to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), after which OGRA’s statement has now come to light.

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) said no crude oil was found in any of the houses. A statement issued by OGRA further said that diesel could leak from anywhere and enter ground water. The Assistant Commissioner reached Pothohar area and sealed 12 drilling and pumping sites in search of oil. ۔

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Oil spilled from a house in Islamabad

No crude oil came out of any house. The sample was diesel and water. OGRA

Oil spilled from a house in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD : Following reports of oil being discovered while digging from a house in the federal capital, locals had started drilling at the site and efforts were being made to extract oil. ۔ Oil samples were sent to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), after which OGRA’s statement has now come to light.

The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) said no crude oil was found in any of the houses. A statement issued by OGRA further said that diesel could leak from anywhere and enter ground water. The Assistant Commissioner reached Pothohar area and sealed 12 drilling and pumping sites in search of oil. ۔

It may be recalled that two days ago, oil was found to be leaking from the ground during excavations in Sector H13 area of ​​the federal capital Islamabad. In Sector H13, some people living within the limits of Shams Colony police station started digging wells for water and drilled 12 to 14 places at a depth of 450 feet. After drilling such a deep hole, oil came out of the ground.

After extracting oil from the well dug for water, the residents started selling oil regularly, while some people in the area also came to know about the oil spill and started digging wells to extract oil from the ground. The sale of oil was also started by installing illegal petrol pumps. The Islamabad administration was also mobilized on the news of an oil spill while digging from a house in Islamabad yesterday.

Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Hamza Shafqat said that all such temporary pumps installed in the houses have been sealed and oil samples have been sent to the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority. Meanwhile, on Thursday, an administrative team led by Assistant Commissioner Pothohar Abdullah Khan closed all such wells and seized several 2,500-liter tanks.

Abdullah Khan said the oil smelled like mud or diesel. However, samples have been sent to the Ministry of Petroleum and OGRA. According to AC Pothohar, the people here had regularly installed petrol motors in their homes by installing motorists and also installed illegal electricity connections which have been cut off. Two persons have been arrested on the spot and Section 144 has also been enforced.

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