PSRMA de­cries sup­ply sus­pen­sion

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LAHORE

The Vice Chair­man, Pak­istan Steel ReRolling Mills As­so­ci­a­tion (PSRMA), Mian Mu­rad Ashraf Mon­day called for im­me­di­ate restora­tion of elec­tric­ity sup­ply and gas to the steel mills as their sus­pen­sion had de­prived thou­sands of steel in­dus­try work­ers of their jobs be­sides caus­ing huge fi­nan­cial loss to the millers and the gov­ern­ment alike.

In a state­ment is­sued here, the Vice Chair­man (Lahore Circle) of Pak­istan Steel Re-Rolling Mills As­so­ci­a­tion said that Steel Millers were shocked by the abrupt elec­tric­ity sus­pen­sion be­cause they were al­ready with­out gas and un­able to un­der­stand logic be­hind such thought­less de­ci­sions.

The PSRMA vice chair­man said that it was a fact that most of the days of a month the gas re­mains sus­pended and dur­ing the time it is re­stored, its low pres­sure does not per­mit the mills to start pro­duc­tions.

He said that the gov­ern­ment should im­ple­ment some in­no­va­tive method­ol­ogy to over­come the low pres­sure phe­nom­e­non. Mu­rad Ashraf said that till now the in­dus­try has re­tained the work­force, de­spite clo­sures due to elec­tric­ity out­ages. "How the in­dus­tri­al­ists could continue pay­ing their work­ers while in­dus­tries re­main closed". He said that it was not only give bad name to the gov­ern­ment but might cre­ate law and or­der sit­u­a­tion if mil­lions job­less work­ers took to the streets.

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