Our Staff Reporter KARACHI - Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) President Mian Abrar Ahmad has expressed deep concern over SMS sent by Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) to the industrialists stating that KESC has planned to start loadshedding in the industrial areas owing to curtailment of gas by SSGCL. In a meeting at SITE Association of Industry Wednesday, the SSGCL MD informed that KESC was not paying Rs32 billion dues to SSGCL and consequently supply of gas to KESC will be curtailed. Dr Asim Hussain, Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources also confirmed the curtailment of gas supply to KESC when called. Mian Abrar Ahmad, owing to curtailed gas supply to KESC feared loadshedding in all the industrial areas of Karachi which will severely hamper the industrial activities. He urged KESC to pay its dues to avoid gas curtailment leading to loadshedding. He voiced that Karachi Chamber and its affiliated seven industrial town associations are on same page to stick together on any loadshedding recurrences to be dealt with under the platform of KCCI with unity as we cannot afford the industry to suffer any kind of loadshedding which causes heavy losses to business and government exchequer and ultimately could create law and order situation and unrest among labour. Abrar stated that a committee to jointly coordinate on electricity issues comprising of President and all the Chairmen / representatives of Industrial Town Associations was already formed to work under the umbrella of Karachi Chamber and implement joint strategy to ensure uninterrupted power supply to all industrial zones of Karachi and resolve allied matters. President KCCI informed that it was also unanimously decided by KCCI and Chairmen/ representatives of Industrial Town Associations that in case of disruption in supply of electricity and loadshedding, a joint action will be taken by KCCI & Seven Industrial Town Associations and payment of electricity bills shall be discontinued.