Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), North Zone has demanded that a level playing field be provided in Punjab with regard to energy supply at par with other provinces.
PRGMEA North Zone’s Senior Vice Chairman Muhammad Naseer Malik, in a statement issued here Thursday, lamented that the garment industry in other provinces were enjoying smooth gas and power supplies, whereas the same industry was facing prolonged load-shedding in Punjab.
“Because of the poor law and order situation and shortage of electricity and gas, factories are unable to timely deliver whatever limited orders they managed to secure from foreign buyers.
“We have been crippled by electricity load-shedding or gas shortage, which reduces our work week to only three to four days. “Due to gas shortage, mills cannot process our fabric in time and the sewing units simply cannot guarantee on time deliveries of export shipments.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2015.