KARACHI: The Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) has reached an agreement with industrialists under a joint strategy to deal with the gas crisis and declared a gas holiday for one day every week.
According to the agreement, all seven industrial zones in Karachi will not use gas in their factories for one day each week. They also agreed that industries will get gas with full pressure for six days so that the shortage of gas can be overcome and industrial production activities can continue unabated.
North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry (NKATI) President Faisal Moiz Khan said in a statement that the terminals would be repaired from June 29 to July 9, 2021. Until then, Sindh, especially Karachi, will continue to face gas shortages and industries will not get gas at full pressure, he added.
He said the seven town associations have signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the SSGC on a short-term basis to address the gas crisis and find a solution to the gas shutdown in industries. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail played a role as a mediator in the agreement.
Faisal Moiz stated that according to MoU, it was decided that the seven town associations of Karachi would have one-day gas holiday on a weekly basis when the use of gas for production will be stopped in the industrial zone to overcome the gas shortage while remaining six days with full pressure gas will be supplied to the factories in other industrial zones.
He urged North Karachi industrialists not to run their factories on gas on Thursday due to its turn. If any industrial unit violates the MoU, the North Karachi Association of Trade & Industry will not be responsible and will not help in case of possible action against it.