KARACHI: Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has expressed annoyance over suspension in gas supply to industrial sector.
Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, President FPCCI, in a statement on Friday expressed his profound concerns over yet another gas supply suspension for 72 hours for the industrial areas of Sindh and Balochistan.
It will bring many export-oriented industrial units to a halt and ensuing losses, he added.
FPCCI Chief pointed out that after every few months the industrial sector has to endure the prolonged gas supply suspensions; despite repeated promises and assurances given to the business, industrial and trade community of Pakistan from the platform of FPCCI.
Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo maintained that governments all over the world protect the industries from unplanned gas and fuel outages; and, also help them ward off the adverse effects, if the suspensions occur.
FPCCI President forewarned the government authorities that during winters there could be an unprecedented gas shortage and the country’s exports can be gravely impacted; and, the government should sit down with the business community at the earliest to chalk out a plan to protect the export-oriented industries from inevitable gas shortages.
Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, as President FPCCI, has reiterated his full support to facilitate consultative process between government authorities and the business community before the winter starts. FPCCI wants to support the government’s vision to enhance Pakistan’s exports in a fast-paced; yet, sustainable manner, he added.