LAHORE: All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have demanded the closure of CNG stations for 90 days during the Winter season. Central Chairman APTMA Ahsan Basheer has said that this step would help in improving the operations of Captive Power Plants (CPPs) and Independent Power Porducers (IPPs) which would further ensure export and employment stability for the country.
APTMA has further demanded that if the government cannot curtail the gas supply to CNG stations for 90 days than it should equal the rates of petrol and gas within the country.
Chairman APTMA Gohar Ejaz has stated that 113 CPPs approximately produce 2000 megawatts electricity and 90 percent of the textile industry depends on the them. Gohar Ejaz further stated that the textile sector earns $1300 billion and it almost employs 15 million individuals.