LAHORE - The Lahore Chamber of commerce and Industry Friday appealed to the Chief Minister Punjab to review decision to allow labour inspections of industrial units in Punjab.

In a statement issued here, the LCCI President Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Senior Vice President Kashif Younis Meher and Vice President Saeeda Nazar said that at a time when the industry in Punjab was facing multiple challenges, the decision to allow labour inspections would only open up the floodgates of corruption.

The LCCI office-bearers said that the Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif was well aware of the crisis-like situation being faced by the industry in Punjab. They said that the situation was so pathetic that industrial units in the province could not get gas for 56 days in the last 65 days while eight-hour daily loadshedding is order of the day.

They said that only because of unavailability of gas, an acute shortage of power, all time high markup and a higher cost of doing business not only the industrial productions have nose-dived but there are hardly any business activities in the markets.

The LCCI office-bearers said that the Chief Minister Punjab for being belonging to a businessman family knew well the outcome of unlimited and unbridled powers to bureaucracy.

They said that how an industrialist would be able to run an industrial unit when on the one hand he was faced with multiple internal and external challenges.