Export orders under threat as gas supply to industries suspended

Trade & Industry

KARACHI: Industrial activities come to a standstill as gas supply was suspended by Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC). The suspension would affect meeting export orders.

Abdul Hadi, President, Site Association of Industry, while expressing deep concern on Saturday over non-supply of gas to the industries of the site area, said that Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has suspended the supply of gas to the industries.

“As a result, the gas crisis has intensified and production activities have come to a standstill position and many industries have been shut down. He demanded to restore Gas supply to the industries at the required pressure so that production activities can be resumed.”

He appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan and Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar, to take notice of the non-supply of gas, Abdul Hadi said that the industries of the site area have been facing shortage of gas for a week and now the supply of gas has been suspended.

“The non-supply of gas is affecting production activities, which has led to the closure of several industries. Gas pressure is constantly zero and despite repeated complaints to the SSGC, the gas pressure has not been improved. On the contrary, SSGC has taken the position that it may take another 2 to 3 days to improve the gas pressure, which is an alarm for the fulfilment of export orders”, he pointed out.

SAI chief questioned the SSGC officials that if there is such a situation of gas supply in summer, then what will happen to the gas crisis in winter? Abdul Hadi requested Prime Minister Imran Khan and Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar to issue directives to SSGC to restore gas at required pressure to the industries of the site. Otherwise timely delivery of export orders will not be possible.

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