FAISALABAD - More than 600 industrial units including 100,000 powerlooms remained closed on third consecutive day here on Saturday, while 380 CNG station were also closed from two days. Resultantly, 400,000 workers, most of them daily wagers, became jobless. However, all the industries and CNG station would start working from today (Sunday) according to the schedule. The local authorities of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited disclosed that it was considering that the all CNG stations of Punjab would be closed during winter season, because the shortfall of gas is continuously increasing. After an emergent meeting of textile associations, Muhammad Saeed Sheikh, Regional Chairman, All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association, Ch Salamat Ali, Chairman, Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PHMA) North Zone and Mian Ajmal Farooq, Vice Chairman, Khurianwala Industrial Estate and other trade bodies leaders expressed grave concern over the three days long gas loadshedding and stated that the prevailing situation is yielding negative impact over the national economy and forced them to wind up their businesses. They announced that the industrialists would not accept gas loadshedding and government should implement ECC decisions. They said that government had announced to reduce the loadshedding period for two days but SNGPL was violating ECC decision. Later, addressing a labour rally at Jattanwala Chowk, Ghulam Muhammadabad, the Chairman, Pakistan Labour Qaumi Movement, Mian Abdul Qayyum said that the government machinery of Federal Government are stopping wheel of industry on one hand, while forcing the textile workers for worst ever joblessness, on the other side. He disclosed that more than 100,000 power looms were closing due to loadshedding and non availability of yarn, while price hike is crushing the labour class.