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Gas outages impeding textile exports
Apr '11
Overseas buyers are getting annoyed due to delay in textile exports from Pakistan due to the 12-day in a month gas suspension, and are hence shifting their orders to other countries like China, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Wasim Latif, Chairman and Adil Manzoor Ellahi, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association while talking about the adverse effects that the gas and electricity outages have had on textile exports and industrial activities said that, while textile production and exports have witnessed a sharp fall, the unemployment graph too has risen, due to closure of several industrial units.

Further they even said that, instead of providing some relief, the industry is being lead to a defensive position, as load shedding has cut the textile manufacturing capacity of several sub sectors by over 50 percent, and simultaneously there has also been a rise in the production cost as some industrialists have adapted to use of alternative sources of energy.

Around 60 to 70 percent of the industry is severely impacted due to these factors, which have rendered it incapable to accept new export orders.

Latif stated that, unless the government steps in to resolve energy issue, the industrial sector would have to confront many serious difficulties in future.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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