LAHORE – Pakistan Industrial & Traders Association Front (PIAF) has demanded of the Federal Finance Minister to immediately release funds for Thar Coal Project which is the most important venture for, not only the industrial sector but for the national economy.In a press statement issued here Tuesday, Chairman PIAF Sohail Lashari while showing concern over the reports that Finance Ministry was not releasing funds for the project, said that unprecedented energy crisis hollowing the foundations of national economy. More than 12 hours electricity load shadding and limited gas availability have crippled the industrial & economic activities. Government’s least interest in solving the issue of energy crisis has pushed the industrial sector to the wall.Sohail Lashari said that massive energy crisis has forced a large number of industrialists to close down their industrial sectors of shift to the other countries and millions industrial workers become jobless.He said that the project is facing serious threats if the finance ministry does not issue the funds immediately.