LAHORE: On Saturday sources told, that the Punjab-based textile millers have unanimously determined to shut down their factories in protest of SNGPL unfavorable load management schedule, however a final decision will be contracted at their high-powered meeting on Monday.
APTMA Punjab leadership has ruled out new gas load management schedule of the SNGPL and said that it was not possible to operate mills on one switch and lay off 600,000 workers of two-shift operations in the Holy month of Ramadan.
Agreeing to the APTMA spokesman, the Punjab-based textile millers have unanimously passed a resolution recommending the regime to continue with 24 hours a day’s energy supply and 14 hours a day’s energy supply will not be satisfactory.
The general body unanimously remorse that the government was forcing the APTMA to close down mills in Punjab permanently, which would give one million workers jobless across the state.
The SNGPL has issued new gas load management schedule to divert 250MMCFD gas to the government-owned power plants while depriving textile industry captive power plants, handing over 600,000 textile workers jobless during the month of Ramadan.
The APTMA spokesman said the Punjab-based textile millers held an emergency meeting at the APTMA Punjab office, calling out their opinions against the SNGPL move and pressing the leadership to endure up and announce a province-wide smash.
They more distant included that the Punjab-based textile manufacturing plants will not accept 10 hours per day electricity and 18 hours per day gas load shedding for textile manufacturing plants in Punjab.
APTMA spokesman said the Punjab-based textile industry will be totally in case it is not supplied with 24/7 energy supply, including electricity and gasoline.
The representative of APTMA stated the APTMA leadership has expressed the hope that sanity would overcome in government circles and the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Resources to remove anti-textile industry gas load management schedule quickly to preserve the future of three million textile workers in Punjab.