Resolution of low gas pressure issue sought

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore—The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has shown concern on repeated complaints of low gas pressure in Ferozepur Road and other industrial areas and urged the authorities concerned to resolve the issue once for all. After listening the point of view of the representatives of Ferozepur Road Industrial area, the LCCI President Abdul Basit and Vice President Muhammad Nasir Hameed Khan said that low gas pressure is like non provision of gas.
It hurts industry badly, therefore, the authorities should take all steps to keep the industrial wheel on the run. Representative of the Ferozepur Road Industrial area informed the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry that low pressure of gas has become one of the biggest issues being faced by the industrialists of the area.
They said that because of low pressure of gas, industrial production is at the lowest ebb. The LCCI office-bearers said that at a time when country is struggling to achieve export target, unavailability of gas to the industrial sector would play a devastating role.
They said that how the government would be able to collect revenues to run its day-to-day affairs when the industrial wheel is coming to a halt. They saidd that the government should understand that economic well being is a must and it is only possible when business community would be able to play its due role.
They said that the industry needs a continuous supply of gas and electricity to keep the units operational and to complete the export orders well within the given timeframe but only because of the shortage of electricity the exports are not up to the mark.