PSRMA decries supply suspension
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.