Government should expedite pace of work on IP gas project: Saddozai

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Business community and industrialists of Southern Punjab on Sunday hailed the announcement of Petroleum Advisor Dr Asim Hussain regarding the provision of gas supply to the industries in Punjab from February 1, 2013 describing it a good decision.

President of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) Muhammad Khan Saddozai has said that industry particularly textile mills were badly hit due to suspension of gas supply and long duration of power loadshedding in Punjab. Government had made commitment for uninterrupted supply of gas and electricity to industry many time but never fulfilled it's commitment. Saddozai said that government should expedite the pace of work on Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project without accepting any foreign pressure and LNG be imported on top priority basis.

He further said that the problems of domestic consumers must be resolve at the end of winter season. He hailed the decision of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) to postpone their protests as the government assured provision of gas supply to the industries in Punjab from February 1. The gas supply to industries in Punjab remained suspended from December last year, he said. Procedures regarding gas supply to the industries and its monitoring should soon be finalised, he added.

Courtesy: B R

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