LAHORE (Staff Report) – The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Zone is observing a black day today to mark protest against the Punjab government not having accepted their demands.
On APTMA’s call, textile millls from Kyber to Karachi have been closed and industrial units in Lahore, Faisalabad and Gujranwala have also been closed.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore here the other day, Chairman APTMA Punjab, Amir Fayaz said the association had been conveying their reservations and grievances to the government for the last many months. However the government has been issuing comforting statements instead of doing anything practical.
He stressed that due to existing electricity tariffs and the shortage of gas, the textile industry is suffering.
He added that approximately 30-35 mills have shut down, adding that on the 14th of October all mills will remain closed.