Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile millers & workers panic over SNGPL plan
Textile millers & workers panic over SNGPL plan
Oct '11
Chairman All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Ahsan Bashir has expressed deep concern over the latest gas load management programme issued by the SNGPL, suggesting a gas supply suspension to textile industry for three days a week.

Originally, he said, the SNGPL had assured APTMA of reverting back to twice a week suspension of gas supply after annual turn around (ATA) of gas fields, completed recently. The APTMA kept on bearing with the situation throughout September on the hope that twice a week gas suspension would be restored in October.

However, he lamented that the latest SNGPL schedule suggests gas supply suspension for three days a week and not two days a week. It has panicked the textile millers and workers alike across the Punjab, he added.

He expressed the fear that closure of textile mills in winter due to gas shortage may lead to massive lay off, adding to the socio-economic problems of the society. Further, he said, it would also cripple down the industry capacity to procure cotton crop from the growers.

Chairman APTMA Punjab has urged the SNGPL management to immediately revert to two days gas supply suspension schedule as per their commitment with the APTMA in order save the textile industry from ruining due to uncalled for supply cuts.

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA)

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Feb 2017

Myanmar sets up new committee to revise minimum wage

The Government of Myanmar has set up a new committee, replacing an...

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

Textile industry can boost South African economy: Minister

The textile industry is one of the most strategic platforms through...

Textiles | On 27th Feb 2017

KBR bags LBED revamp contract for LG Chem's ethylene plant

KBR, Inc has bagged a technology licensing and basic engineering...

Interviews View All

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Nuno Venda

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Janak Dhamanwala & Sunil Dhamanwala

Moving towards sustainability is also a social change

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search