ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that 105 industrial units had been closed down during the year 2010-11 in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Minister for Industries Chaudhry Pervez Elahi, during question-hour session, in a written reply, said that 105 industrial units have been closed in the country. According to the details, 14 in Punjab, 81 in Sindh, and 10 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were closed. When asked about the reason of maximum number in Sindh, the parliamentary secretary said that industrial units in this province were thousands in number. He further said that a taskforce was constituted to seek the reasons for this. To another question, the Sports Minister said that no lawyer had been hired by the PCB to defend the cricket players Salman Butt, M Asif and Muhammad Amir allegedly involved in spot fixing. The Minister for Sports, during question-hour, said that all cricketers have themselves engaged counsels of their own choice. PCB under ICC laws cannot provide any support to the suspended cricketers. To a question raised by MNA Nighat Parveen, he said that the case of four players was under trial in various national and international courts. Parliamentary Secretary Haider Ali Shah informed that the proposal regarding fertiliser plants was under consideration. He assured there would no shortage of the DAP in the country. He said that instead of shortage, 50,000 DAP bags would be more than the total requirement in the country. He said that there was only one DAP fertiliser manufacturer in the country namely Fuji Fertiliser Bin Qasim and study underlined the need to set up more facilities for manufacturing of both urea and DAP. To another question, the parliamentary secretary informed the house that at present, there are 82 sugar mills are operating in the country with annul production of 6.8 million tons. He said that sugar mills are operating on 60% capacity because of low production of sugarcane.