Karachi, Pakistan Textile Exporters Association PTEA has urged the government to put on hold new gas load shedding plan for benefit of textile industry, which was already facing challenges.
PTEA Chairman Rana Arif Tauseef said textile industry is already facing problems owing to two-day weekly off in gas supply and long power cuts. Textile industry has been pleading the government to end two-days a week gas closure. But government has worsened the situation by proposing an additional one-day gas suspension, he added.
He said new gas suspension plan would not only hinder industrial growth in the country, but also put jobs of more than 15 million workers as well as the country’s exports at stake. Tauseef termed new gas load shedding plan as a death knell for the value-added textile industry and urged government to intervene and provide uninterrupted gas supply.