“We are taking special measures to ensure uninterrupted electricity supply for the export-oriented industry without any shutdowns, interruptions, or fluctuations,” said Lesco CEO Muhammad Amin.
During an interview at the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) office on Friday, Muhammad Amin promised that his government will provide a constant supply of electricity during the winter season for all textile mills across Pakistan.
During the conversation, Amin said that provided the industry remained within 5 megawatts of their authorized load and did not consume more than what was allowed by law, no disciplinary action would be taken against them.
He told APTMA members to apply for load extension if required. He stressed that LESCO will process their applications on priority and promised them a response within a few days of submitting the request.
For the immediate resolution of the issues, Fazal named LESCO Director Commercial Tariq Usman and Deputy Manager Muhammad Ashfaq as focal persons who would work jointly with Aptma official Raza Baqir.
Amin guaranteed the industry that all major issues would be resolved on a priority basis for its smooth operation in order to help this country’s economy and growth.
In a meeting with representatives from the textile sector, Aptma Northern Zone Chairman Hamid Zaman mentioned the fact that extreme voltage fluctuations and excessive interruptions as well have been proving fatal for industries that cater to the export market. Besides cutting down on their business operations, it is also costly on the economic front. Therefore, he demanded an immediate resolution to this problem.
Zaman said that the textile sector was heavily affected by fluctuations in electricity supply. These disruptions caused them to lose productivity and exports, making it very difficult for them as a textile company.