MD SSGC assures resolution of issues to APTMA

ISLAMABAD, 22 DEC (DNA) – Mr. Shoaib Warsi, Managing Director – Sui Southern Gas Company Ltd. has assured that issues of low gas pressure and weekly loadsheeding to the industry will be resolved by the end of 2015.

The assurance was made during the meeting with the Officials and Members of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) at APTMA Office, Karachi. Managing Director – SSGC has informed the meeting that import of LNG is in process and will be available for IPPs to utilize by 31st March 2015.

He further informed that although production of gas from number of fields are depleting but due recent exploration and recovery of gas mostly in Sindh, we are at par.

A summary has already been forwarded to the Government to allow new connections and enhancement of load to the industries need more gas to use it as fuel to generate energy as they have increased their production capacity, he added.

He further assured the meeting that continuous supply of gas to the textile industry is the priority of SSGC as the textile industry is the backbone of the economy.

Earlier, Mr. Tariq Saud, Chairman – APTMA Sindh-Balochistan Region highlighted the major problems being faced by the APTMA Members. He informed MD SSSGC that  the  textile industry  works  round the  clock,  seven days  a  week, as  such the  continuous  supply of  gas  is necessary  to the  textile mills.

He said that due to low gas pressure which is badly affecting production resulting in delay in shipments of export orders and availing the maximum benefit of market access extended by European Union by awarding GSP Plus status to Pakistan.

He further stated that that low gas pressure and unscheduled loadshedding are not only hurting our production schedule but also damaging our machineries and affecting the quality of final product due to which our cost of doing business has increased.

The meeting was also attended by Mr. Amanullah Kassim, Mr. Imran Maqbool, Mr. Zhaid Bashir, Mr. Ziad Bashir, Mr. Iqbal Ebrahim, Mr. Asif Inam, Mr. Zahid Mazhar, Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Mr. Fawad Anwar Karim, Mr. Abid Akhtar and many others. DNA

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