FAISALABAD - The FCCI has expressed concerns over the discontinuation of electricity supply from Small Power Plants/Captive Power Plants (SPP/CPP) of Faisalabad to industrial and commercial consumers. Nepra should allow the power producers to sell their surplus electricity without any resistant, said Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & industry President Muzammil Sultan and Vice president Rehan Naseem Bharara.
Resultantly significant number of industrial units has no option left to close their units whereby, about three million labourers became jobless and creating law & order situation which is deteriorating day by day. It is pertinent to mention that the situation has also resulted in the decline of textile exports.
The protests by the effected labour and the factory owners have become order of the day which put a question mark on the performance of the Fesco authorities who always give justifications that they comply with the federal government instructions, they added. They elaborated that the industrial units located at Khurrianwala are export oriented.
In this regard the closure of export oriented units will cause massive loss to the national exchequer in terms of foreign exchange, whereby the deplorable law & order situation will further worsen due to jobless labour. The industrial community, appealed to Minister for Water & Power , PM Gilani and President Zardari to intervene and instruct the Fesco authorities to restore the electricity supply of 30-MW from SPP/CPP of Faisalabad to the Industrial Units on immediate basis.
, so that the industrial units may start their business operations smoothly and the labour may get back on their jobs. They demanded to allow the NEPRA to sale electricity to the surrounding industries without any objection.