LAHORE: Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has called for an instant halting of unscheduled power outages in various industrial areas as the fast worsening power crisis is playing havoc with trade and industry.
In a statement issued, PIAF Chairman Malik Tahir Javed said that unannounced and unscheduled power outages at Manga industrial area had left the industrialists with no other option but to stop productions.
He said that since electricity is a major raw material, its unavailability or availability in bits and pieces is of no use to the industry.
He said that most of industrial units had already reduced their working to single six-hour shift from the previous three shifts system. This has led to increased level of the wastage of raw materials, leaving production process non-profitable.