District: Pakistan Readymade Gerents demands hurdle-free supply of gas

Sialkot: Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has demanded the hurdle-free supply of gas to value-added textile sectors’ as many as 250 industrial units lying closed due to prolonged non-availability of gas in the Punjab.

While talking to the newsmen at his Sialkot office on Thursday PRGMEA’s Chairman Ejaz A. Khokhar urged the government to evolve a comprehensive strategy to ensure hurdle-free supply of country’s value added textile sector by taking it into confidence, saying that the value added textile industry was not getting the raw materials from the processing industry due to which the wheel of whole of value added textile industry has completely jammed.

He said that due to the non-availability of gas by government, raw materials by processing industry and inordinate delay in the payment of the refund claims by the government, the hundreds of the small and medium sized industrial units of valued added textile have been lying closed especially in Punjab. He added that several units were willing to run after getting the energy through the other resources in a bid to avert the severe financial crisis.

Chairman PRGMEA also demanded early formation of a high profiled committee of all the all the stake holders under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Textile Industry to resolve this industry-related all the prolonged issues amicably.

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