Over 400 industrial units closed due to gas outages


FAISALABAD – More than 400 industrial units were closed, rendering thousands of daily wagers jobless due to three-day Sui gas closure in Faisalabad.
A spokesman of the industrialists told journalists on Thursday that the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) had issued a three-day gas load management schedule for the industrial sector of Faisalabad.
He added that under this schedule, gas supply to the industrial units was suspended from the morning of April 6 till 6:00am on April 09. He said more than 400 industrial units in Faisalabad had been closed due to gas suspension. He further said despite assurances at the highest level that gas supply would be suspended for industrial sector for two days a week, “the SNGPL is implementing 3-day gas closure schedule for the industrial sector of Faisalabad.”
Meanwhile, a spokesman of the transporters also expressed deep concern over weekly two-day gas suspension for compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations.