Gas, power curtailment not acceptable: KCCI
26 June, 2012
KARACHI: Closing Karachi for two days in a week is not acceptable and Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) rejected the proposal of the federal government in totality.
KARACHI: Closing Karachi for two days in a week is not acceptable and Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) rejected the proposal of the federal government in totality. It will ruin the trade and industry of Karachi which generates 68 percent revenue for the national exchequer and handles 98 percent ports activities for the country, said President KCCI, Mian Abrar Ahmad. Any proposal to withdraw gas supply to trade and industry of Karachi would be rejected and would force the business and industrial community in general and KCCI in particular to act against the Sui Southern Gas Company and the federal government as Article 158 of the Constitution of Pakistan supports our contention. Likewise, any attempt to withdraw 300 megawatts from Jamshoro supply out of 650 megawatts be resented and would not be acceptable under any circumstances. He said, “We also believe this is a deliberate and unconstitutional act not only to ruin the Karachi's trade and industry but also to bring the industry at halt result
Eing in discontinuation of production and unemployment which will ultimately create unrest on the streets of Karachi further aggravating already fragile law and order situation in the city.”