4-day gas closure: LCCI warns govt of massive protests

Thursday, December 15th, 2011 7:09:55 by

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has warned the government of massive protests if the decision of four-day gas closure for the industrial sector in Punjab was not reverted to three days a week with immediate effect.
The LCCI office bearers had a meeting with the representatives of various industrial associations.
President LCCI Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said the decision to launch protest was taken to save the industry in Punjab, which was providing jobs to over 15 million people. “The government would have to reset its priorities regarding provision of gas otherwise situation would go out of hands.” He said the new gas load management plan was a well-calculated and well thought-out conspiracy against the present regime and people sitting at the helm of affairs must understand the importance of the industry.
He said that discrimination with the industry in Punjab was sheer injustice that calls for an intervention of the Prime Minister of Pakistan. Even three days a week gas closure was unacceptable in the ongoing economic scenario as it was increasing the number of poor in the country and if it was extended to four days for a longer period, millions of daily wage earners would…
Lahore News Sources

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