Our Staff Reporter KARACHI - Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Mian Abrar Ahmad has strongly criticised the KESC over industrial loadshedding and said it looks like that power utility has taken upon the role of the government and was trying to dictate the government and at the same time trying to create breach between industrial consumers and others. KESC is also trying to destroy billions of rupees investment of the industry in captive power plants, he added. It would be worth mentioning that this huge investment was made by industrialists as KESC was unable to meet the requirements of industry and this investment was made as a last resort to keep the wheels of industry running. President KCCI appealed to the President, Prime Minister, Governor Sindh, Chief Minister to take notice of un-constitutional steps initiated by KESC. He further said that KESC is trying to create law and order situation and it should be noted in light of PCO. The Chamber chief has given following points for their consideration. Misleading statement with regards to quantum of gas utilised by Captive Power Plants, it is 160 MMCFD not 175 MMCFD, Industry has been closed for 8 hours. 2 spells of 4 hours each un-necessarily and in all the past years in case of supply of 160 MMCFD, there will be zero loadshedding. Why then today, gas supply is 175 MMCFD, industry is being shaded for 8 hours. The KESC by shedding industry wants to bankrupt the entire industrial sector and blackmailing Government as when industry stops functioning, Government is afraid of unemployment ratio going up, and when industry creates hue and cry, new investment also shy away and the Government knowing population growth want it other way round. KESC want to take Government of Pakistan under pressure so that they do not pressurise for payment to SSGC and PSO and they are some how siphoning the fund in the name of expenditure, O&M import at exorbitant rates etc. Today KESC has to pay more than Rs50 billion to these utilities, he maintained. In the light of all above and with a confirm view of blackmailing attitude of KESC, Industrial Associations have decided not to pay KESC bills and deposit the same as per the due date to respective Associations and this would be paid only after immediate withdrawal of load-shedding and long term guarantee of KESC for uninterrupted supply to all industrial areas. President KCCI also informed that the way industry is being treated by KESC, is sure recipe of bankruptcy and chaos.