LAHORE- The industry representatives have asked the Federal Minister for Water & Power Kh Asif to exempt the textile industry from electricity loadshedding being confronted by 8-10 hours a day electricity load shedding at present.  Resultantly, the mills owners have no option but to close down one shift per day leading to retrenchment of thousands of workers across the country.  Seth Akbar, SVC of APTMA said there is an immediate need of correcting the imbalances in order to come out of the crisis like situation. He further pointed out that the textile industry was facing acute shortage of energy while dealing with the opportunity of GSP plus from the European Union.