PR No. 224Textile Units To Get Uninterrupted Gas SupplyIslamabad: December 23, 2015

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the representatives of Textile Industry, senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Petroleum& Natural Resources and the SNGPL here on Wednesday.

Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was also present on the occasion.

The meeting reviewed the situation regarding supply of gas to textile export  units in the country. The Finance Minister on this occasion gave directions for immediate restoration of  gas supply to these units and also called upon officials concerned to try to ensure gas supply  during the winter season for optimum production. The smooth provision of gas will help the textile exporters keep their production units fully functional during the remaining months of winter.

The Minister said that textile exports were a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country and the government would facilitate the industry in every possible manner.

Representatives of the  textile units who attended the meeting thanked the Minister for his personal interest in resolving their problem and assured that the textile exporters would put in their best for economic progress of the country.