Pakistan Tanners Association rejects curtailment of gas supply to industry

Karachi, December 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Tanners Association (PTA) South Zone has sharply reacted over the curtailing of gas supply to the Korangi Industrial Area especially in Tannery Zone. In a statement Chairman PTA (S.Z) Fawad Jawed and Chairman Standing Committee on Gas and Electricity Usman Umer have appealed to the government’s high-ups and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) to take immediate notice of the grave situation arising due to curtailment of 30 per cent gas supply to the industries.

They said that the 30 per cent less supply of gas coupled with frequent outages has threatened the industry’s wheel rolling in wake of SSGC decision to drastically reduce supply of gas to it.

He expressed apprehensions that the local exporting leather Industry will not be able to meet the deadline to supply the ordered goods to its customers abroad and many may face penalty clause for delay apart from losing future business.

He pointed out that the drastic reduction in gas supply does not augur well for local Leather Industry. It will render the workers to sit idle, pushing-up cost and situation may force the Industry to lay-off workers.

While emphasizing that the economy’s survival depends upon the industry, he appealed to the government to find out some other way out to resolve the gas shortage issue so that the gas supply must be guaranteed to the export-oriented industry. He also complained of the low-pressure in gas supply to the industry and requested the SSGC to resolve the issue with supply of full pressure gas as gas is indispensable for leather industries.

For more information, contact:
Moinuddin Quraishi
Pakistan Tanners Association
46-C, 21st Commercial Street,
Phase II, Extn., Defence Housing Suthority,
Karachi-75500 – Pakistan.
Tel: +92-21-35880180, 35880184, 35899819,
Fax: 92-21-35880093

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