BusinessPunjab: Textile Mills Shut Down Amid Gas Closure

Punjab: Textile Mills Shut Down Amid Gas Closure

LAHORE: Textile mills across Punjab province must shut down amid closure of gas supply to the industries.

A day later it occurred that medium and large scale industries must shut down in the province following the stoppage of power supplies to them, ARY NEWS reported.

Textile Mills Across Punjab Shut Down Amid Gas Closure

According to sources, the gas shortage create outstanding to an interruption in the purchase of imported LNG.

“It may take multiple days for the restoration of the gas supply,” they said.

A spokesman for the Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) confirmed that:

Gas supplied to captive power plants of the textile mills postponed.

“Once the LNG cargo reaches port and connected to the system, the gas shortage will be overcome”.

Former Energy Minister and PTI leader Hammad Azhar on Friday said that

The government has cut the electricity of industrial units as the country tackled hours-long load shedding after the power shortage peaked at 7,000 MW.

Azhar said that the government has disengaged power supply to medium and large scale industries.

“This will bring a wave of unemployment in the country and will cause a shortage of commodities and ultimately ruin the economy”.

Another PTI leader Shahbaz Gill seconded Hammad Azhar and said that:

Industrial power connections given to industry under B3 and B4 categories have been disconnected for an unlimited period.

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