ISLAMABAD: The industrial sector in the country will have to bear the brunt of power outages of 10 hours daily. All the slogans and claims of the government of ending power outages seem to have been a mirage and have created a stir in the textile ranks.
The government’s decision to enforce 10-hour power outages on the industrial sector stoked worries in the ranks of the influential textile lobby and they immediately went to Islamabad for convincing the government to change its decision.
Back to back meetings with Finance Minister Dr Miftah Ismail were held on Wednesday by the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) and National Assembly speaker Ayyaz Sadiq.
But both voiced their inability to provide assurances and the issue will now be discussed in an Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet meeting on Thursday (today).