A re-gasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) pipeline in Rahim Yar Khan was targeted in a bomb attack early on Wednesday.
According to Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd (SNGPL) sources, the blast was caused by a timed explosive device.
The explosives were planted in a 36-inch-diameter pipeline at Bhong Road in Sadiqabad near the Bhong Sui Gas repeater station A-1, Rescue 1122 officials said.
Following the blast, eight firetrucks under Rescue 1122, SNGPL and a private factory reached the spot to extinguish the fire.
Assistant Commissioner (AC) Sadiqabad Abbas Raza Nasir described the blast as “a terrorist act”. He told Dawn that SNGPL engineers had arrived at the site of the blast and that two scientists were expected shortly to conduct forensic tests.
According to AC Nasir, restoration will take between 24 and 48 hours.