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KARACHI: President SITE Association of Industry Abdul Rasheed has urged Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Minister of State for Petroleum Musaddiq Malik to play their due role in restoration of gas supply at required pressure to SITE industries so as to continue industrial production smoothly.

The gas crisis has become severe in SITE industrial area Karachi - the oldest & largest industrial zone of the country. The industrial production in the area is affected badly due to extreme low gas pressure since Sep-Oct last year.

The SITE area industrialists have expressed apprehension over the situation, stating if industries are not provided gas pressure as per their requirement, they will suffer huge production losses, besides delay in meeting their export orders.

Abdul Rasheed said that industrial activities have already been affected due to the current economic crisis and political situation. The non-provision of required gas pressure to industries will prove to be disastrous and will have a negative impact on the national economy.

Abdul Rasheed pointed out that due to near zero gas pressure; the industrial production has stopped in a number of industries while many industrial units are closed. The timely completion of export orders also seems not possible. The SSGC was contacted many times but there was neither satisfactory response nor gas pressure of industries was improved.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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