Work stopped: Textile workers to hold long march

Around 200,000 workers are expected to participate.

Shamsul Islam December 27, 2012


Leaders of the textile industry have announced that they will stop production activities on Friday and march towards Islamabad along with thousands of their workers to protest against suspension of gas and electricity supply.

Speaking at a news conference on Thursday evening, industry leaders including All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Group Leader Gohar Ejaz and Chairman Ahsan Bashir said they had no choice but to close down their units because gas and power were critical for their units.

According to the plan, they said, the workers and mill owners would stage a sit-in at Khurianwala and proceed to the motorway for a march towards Islamabad. Around 200,000 workers are expected to participate.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2012.          

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