LAHORE - The textile industry continued to face gas supply suspension by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Ltd despite the fact that weather has considerably improved in Punjab as well as in NWFP. According to a press lease issued here on Saturday 60 to 70 per cent of the industry is being affected and is unable to meet export orders. APTMA said that textile industry has already endured over 45 days gas supply disconnection and thus incurred unprecedented production losses that badly impacted viability of the industry, he further added. The share of textile industry in Punjab is over 60%. According to a study, energy supply disruption only is causing an estimated loss of one billion rupees per day. At a time when export-oriented industry has ready demand in terms of export orders to fulfill, it is imperative that all steps should be taken by the policy makers to ensure that an opportunity is not wasted. In the larger interest of the economy and export the government should intervene and see to it that the utility supply companies provide smooth electricity and gas to the textile industry and accord textile industry top priority at this critical time.