Textile woes: APTMA chief concerned again

Says SNGPL withdrew gas-supply seven days back

Our Correspondent December 27, 2014


All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma) Chairman SM Tanveer has expressed concern over suspension of 100 mmcfd gas supply to the Punjab-based textile industry by the SNGPL for the last seven days.

He said suspension of gas supply is causing millions of dollars loss to the country, as the textile value chain is unable to meet commitments on orders in Europe and US after Christmas.

Tanveer said the SNGPL had especially allocated 100mmcfd gas supply to the Punjab-based textile industry on the direction of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The Punjab-based textile millers had taken a deep sigh of relief, which has proven short-lived as the SNGPL has withdrawn the supply seven days back, he added.

According to him, a direct outcome of the crisis has resulted in the closure of one shift at the mills and thousands of textile workers are jobless across Punjab.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2014.

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Saeed | 6 years ago | Reply

Good that they dont get gas.. Their captive power generators work at 1/3 efficiency that a power producer would. Thus, they waste a lot of gas.

Asim Khan | 6 years ago | Reply

I agree with the APTMA chairman. Divert all gas to the mills, so what if people don't have gas at homes, tell them to get gas cylinders. Aptma mill owners bear with no gas and electricity at home, it is not their problem if people cannot afford massive generators or gas cylinders. Let all industries and the public suffer so the APTMA members can get Gas diverted to their mills.

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