Textile manufacturers of Punjab have pressed for an increase in gas supply to five days a week to their captive power plants, saying weather has started getting warmer compared to conditions in previous weeks.
In a media briefing here on Friday, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) Chairman Ahsan Bashir called on the government to increase gas supply from the current two days a week, which only started from February 6 after a two-month suspension.
Punjab’s textile industry got electricity for 16 hours a day from May 2012 until late December and gas for five days in summer. However, gas supply was stopped in peak winter and the industry came to a halt for 11 days when power ministry stopped providing electricity.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2013.
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