Lahore: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) has hailed the decision of gas supply to the industry of Punjab for five days and termed it a big relief for the crisis-hit industry in Punjab.
In a press statement issued here Friday, Chairman PIAF Engr. Sohail Lashari and Chairman Autoparts Manufacturers and Exporters Association Tahir Javed Malik that 5-day gas supply to the industry in Punjab would make the situation better. He said that unavailability of gas for a long period has caused irreparable damage to the industrial sector. Not only, graph of unemployment went up but country has lost its place in the international market.
They said that industrial production was at lowest ebb because of prolonged gas load shedding and the export-oriented industry was unable to fulfil their export orders and foreign buyers turned to other countries.
They said that the industrial sector was playing an important role for the national economy. They said that 5-day gas supply to the industry of Punjab was a step in right direction but there is a strong need to find out longstanding solutions to address the issues of energy shortage to avoid any horrible energy crisis in future.
They urged the government to accelerate work on the Pak-Iran gas pipeline and refuse any pressure to this regard. He also demanded the government to start construction Kalabagh Dam to generate cheap and sufficient electricity in the country.
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