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LCCI wants uninterrupted power supply to industry in Ramazan

April 22, 2019 | General Business News | Share:

Lahore, April 22, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the industry during the Holy Month of Ramazan. In a statement, the LCCI President Almas Hyder said that since Pakistan has added substantial electricity to the national grid owing to completion of various power projects therefore industry should have uninterrupted power supply this year.

“During the yester years, the industry had to bear the burden of load shedding in the Holy Month of Ramazan as the governments did not have adequate power for the industry after catering to the domestic users, the LCCI President said.

He said that all system constraints should be removed to avoid power shut downs for the industrial sector keeping in view the hot weather and power supply burden. He said that DISCOs should have sufficient stock of transformers, cables, polls and all other necessities to keep the things under control.

“Industrial sector is the ray of hope for economic stability of the country. It needs all kinds of support from the government including uninterrupted electricity supply so that it can bring more foreign exchange to the country besides providing jobs to the people”, Almas Hyder said.

LCCI Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal said that country has witnessed some serious power failure incidents due to over-burdening which not only plunged country into darkness but also caused huge loss to the industry. To avoid any untoward incident of power failure, all weaknesses of power transmission and distribution system should be removed. They urged the authorities not to tolerate any laxity towards the upgradation of power transmission and distribution system as any negligence could cause huge loss to the trade, industry and economy.

For more information, contact:
Information Department
Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)
11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,
Lahore -54000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-111-222-499
Fax: +92-42-36368854
Website: http://www.lcci.com.pk/

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